2019 was the second warmest year since records began, according to WMO

Geneva – Last year was the second warmest in the world since records began. This was announced by the World Weather Organization (WMO) in Geneva on Wednesday. The evaluation of temperature data from all over the world confirms data from the Copernicus Climate Change Service (Copernicus Climate Change Service) from last week.

According to WMO analyzes, the average temperature last year was 1.1 degrees higher than the average value between 1850 and 1900. The only hotter than 2019 was 2016. 2020 was also due to the record amounts of climate-damaging CO2 in the atmosphere. extreme weather is expected, said WMO Secretary General Petteri Taalas.

“If this continues with CO2 emissions, we have to expect a temperature increase of three to five degrees by the end of the century,” said Taalas. The year 2020 continues as 2019 ended. “Australia has had its hottest and driest year since records began, which has led to the huge bush fires that are so devastating to people and their property, wildlife, ecosystems and the environment.” Last week, the Copernicus climate change service also announced that Europe had the warmest year in 2019 since records began. (APA / dpa)

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