Glacier melting worldwide and ice loss from the Antarctic continental ice sheet have increased by 75%. Sea level rise 2011–2020 compared to 2001–2010. WMO Deputy Secretary-General Elena Manenkova said the last decade is a reminder of the growing threat of climate change. The time to act is now. If we don’t act now, the consequences of climate change will be devastating.
Climate Change: A report was released at the United Nations Climate Conference on Tuesday, in which very bad signals have been given regarding the climate. According to a new report from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the past decade has been the hottest on record. This report talks about increasing rainfall, hotter days, and melting and breaking of glaciers.
The decade from 2011 to 2022 was the hottest
The report says the decade 2011-2020 was the hottest decade on record. Its global average temperature was 1.10 ± 0.12 °C above the 1850–1900 average. At the same time, in the decade 2011-2020, excessive rainfall was recorded in North-West India, Pakistan, China, and the southern coast of the Arabian Peninsula.
These countries are the hottest
Many regions, including Southeast Asia, Europe, southern Africa, Mexico, and eastern Australia, remained extremely warm during 2011–2020. These were almost double the average for 1961–1990. During this decade, weather events such as floods and droughts had global socio-economic and humanitarian impacts.
Melting of glacier
Glacier melting worldwide and ice loss from the Antarctic continental ice sheet have increased by 75%. 2011–2020 sea level rise compared to 2001–2010. Elena Manenkova, Deputy Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), said, ‘The last decade is a reminder of the growing threat of climate change. With global carbon dioxide emissions set to reach 36.8 billion metric tons in 2023, it is clear we need to take more serious action to tackle this challenge.’
The consequences of climate change will be devastating
Manyenkova has urged countries to take more stringent steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and implement climate adaptation measures. He also called for increased investment in renewable energy and other climate-friendly technologies. “Now is the time for action,” Manenkova said. “The effects of climate change will be disastrous if we do nothing now.”