"World Meteorological Association says temperatures will rise up to 5 °C by end of century if current trend continues
… "We are the first generation to fully understand climate change and the last generation to be able to do something about it."
That's the warning from World Meteorological Association secretary-general Petteri Taalas as his organization released its latest report, The State of the Global Cimate in 2018.
It notes that 2018 is slated to be the fourth warmest year on record, though it was slightly cooler than the three hottest years from 2015 to 2017.
… “We are not on track to meet climate change targets and rein in temperature increases,” Taalas said. “Greenhouse gas concentrations are once again at record levels and if the current trend continues we may see temperature increases 3 to 5 °C by the end of the century. If we exploit all known fossil fuel resources, the temperature rise will be considerably higher.”
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