We live in the hottest decade in history

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2019-12-08 03:40:07

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We live in the hottest decade in history

Researchers doubt that humanity will be able to adapt to climate change

On the eve of the new year, many remember the outgoing year. And 2019 is definitely worth our attention. Thus, the seventh month of this year broke a temperature record, becoming the hottest in the entire history of observations. But that's not all. According to recently published United Nations, the current decade will be the hottest in history. The researchers came to the conclusion that outpaces the ability of mankind to adapt to it. Moreover, the world meteorological organization (WMO) stated that the global temperature this year was 1.1℃ higher than pre-industrial averages in the period between the years 1850-1900.

According to WMO, the amount of anthropogenic emissions from fossil fuel combustion, cultivation of crops and transport of goods for 2019 will lead to further warming. The oceans, which absorb 90% of excess heat generated by greenhouse gases, are currently the highest recorded temperature. More information can be found in our .

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The State of the world's seas is now threatening vital marine ecosystems, which rely on billions of people — from food to jobs. In October, the average sea level reached the highest in the entire history of observations of the indicator by 329 billion tons of ice lost, Greenland for 12 months.

the Number of climate refugees will increase

Each of the last four decades has been hotter than the previous one. Climate change is a serious to be faced by future generations. However, due to global warming, already today affecting millions of people. The report says that only in the first half of 2019, more than 10 million people became refugees within their own countries — seven million are directly due to weather phenomena such as storms, floods and drought. By the end of the year, the WMO stated that the number of refugees from extreme weather could reach 22 million. Heat and floods that were happening once in a century are now becoming increasingly regular. Recall that in this year of severe storms devastated South-Eastern Africa, suffered from extreme heat, and wildfires out of control in Australia, California, Russia and Brazil.

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the Amount of harmful emissions into the atmosphere continues to grow.

will we be Able to adapt to climate change?

Hardly. Currently, representatives of different countries are crucial talks in Madrid aimed at the finalization of the Paris climate agreement in 2015, which commits countries to work to prevent further increasing the global . So, last year, the intergovernmental panel on climate change (IPCC) spoke about the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and transition the global economy to renewable energy. However, emissions continue to grow. And while governments spend hundreds of billions of dollars on fossil fuel subsidies, in Madrid, it seems, there is no consensus about how the country is dealing with climate catastrophe can adapt to a new reality. Part of the discussion aims to get to act world leaders ahead of time. Frederic Otto, Deputy Director of the environmental change Institute at Oxford University, believes that the report WMO «emphasizes that we are not adapted to the warming of 1.1℃.” This means that most likely in the case of global temperature we are not able to adapt to it.

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