2010s hottest decade in history, United Nations says as emissions continue to rise

Eloise Marshall
December 3, 2019

"If we do not take urgent climate action now, then we are heading for a temperature increase of more than 3°C by the end of the century".

"Average temperatures for the five-year (2015-2019) and ten-year (2010-2019) periods are nearly certain to be the highest on record".

According to EcoWatch, The report found that the mean temperatures for January through October 2019 were around 1.1 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, and that 2019 would likely be the second or third warmest year on record, meaning the past five years "are now nearly certain" to be the five warmest years on the books.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Local weather Change (IPCC) final yr outlined how important it was for mankind to goal for a safer cap of 1.5C - ideally by slashing greenhouse gasoline emissions and retooling the worldwide financial system in the direction of renewable vitality.

"Heatwaves and floods which passe to be "as soon as in a century" events have gotten more typical occurences".

The chronicle acknowledged more than 10 million folks had been internally displaced within the first half of of 2019 - seven million today attributable to erroneous weather events equivalent to storms, flooding and drought.

Europe was hit with two major heat waves in June and July as temperatures in Britain reached a record high of 101.6 degrees, the study showed.

The report warns of considerable food security challenges for vulnerable countries as erratic rainfall patterns wreak havoc on crop yields as populations rise.

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"On a day-to-day basis, the impacts of climate change play out through extreme and "abnormal" weather".

The global mean temperature for January to October 2019 was 1.1±0.1°C above pre-industrial levels. Though its final report will be released in March next year, the provisional one pointed that the sea level rise has accelerated since the start of satellite measurements in 1993 because of the melting of ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica. Sea water is also 26% more acidic than at the beginning of the industrial age, as the ocean absorbs heat and carbon dioxide, and marine heatwaves have become more prevalent.

Or, put more scientifically, the past decade is likely to be the hottest since records began in 1850.

The worrying trend of global warming can be ascertained from the fact that each successive decade, since the 1980s, has been warmer than the preceding decade.

That was the target in the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change, a level that scientists identify as one where the worst impacts on the environment could be avoided. "2019 will conclude the warmest decade in records that stretch back to the mid-19th century".

Nations are at present in essential talks in Madrid geared toward finalising guidelines for the 2015 Paris local weather accord, which enjoins global locations to work to restrict world temperature rises to "effectively under" 2C.

"This is climate change and not a coincidence".

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