Global warming has been posing a serious threat to the environment and the environmental scientists have been warning of the impending danger of the global warming.
In a report released on Thursday days before the beginning of COP24 climate summit in Poland, the World Meteorological Organization pointed out that the 20 warmest years on record have been in the past 22 years, and that “2018 is on course to be the fourth warmest year on record”.
“This would mean that the past four years – 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 – are also the four warmest years in the series,” the UN agency said.
The report shows that the global average temperature for the first 10 months of the year was nearly one degree Celsius above the pre-industrial era (1850-1900).
With levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, the main driver of climate change, at a record high, “we may see temperature increase of 3-5C by the end of the century”, Taalas said.
Citing the excessive emission of gases, and deforestation as the prime causes for global warming, the World Environmental Organisation pleads everyone to save their environment. It also warned that if the steps are not taken now to control the global warming, existence of human beings would be a question in the future.