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Last year 4th warmest on record, world may breach 1.5C by 2030: UN report

Temperatures set to climb as greenhouse gases build up

Global Warming  |  Paris Agreement  |  California Wildfires


Last year was the fourth warmest on record and the outlook is for more sizzling heat approaching levels that most governments view as dangerous for the Earth, a UN report showed on Wednesday. Weather extremes in 2018 included wildfires in California and Greece, drought in South Africa and floods in Kerala, India. Record levels of man-made greenhouse gas emissions, mainly from burning fossil fuels, trap ever more heat. Average global surface temperatures were 1.0 degree Celsius (1.8 Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial times in 2018, the UN's World Meteorological Organization ...

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First Published: Wed, February 06 2019. 22:24 IST