The last four years according to the UN, the hottest since the beginning of world weather records. On Wednesday, In a published analysis, the world meteorological organization (WMO) confirmed its preliminary report in November and said it was a "clear sign of the continuing long-term climate change". Therefore, in 2018, was the fourth-warmest year since records began with an average temperature of one degree Celsius above the average of the pre-industrial era (1850 to 1900).
The 20 hottest years since weather records have all been measured in the past 22 years, reiterated the WMO. "The long-term temperature trend is much more important than the ranking of individual years, and this Trend is upward," said WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas. "The extent of the warming during the past four years was extraordinary, both on Land and in the ocean."
The WMO said that the elevated temperatures contribute to extreme weather events such as hurricanes, droughts and Floods. "The extreme weather events that correspond to what we expect from a changing climate. This is the reality we must face," said Taalas. 2019 promise to be similar to hot as 2018, informed the United Nations special organization, with reference to the record temperatures in Australia in January. (sda)
Created: 07.02.2019, 05:12 PM