Signs, consequences of global warming are accelerating, - World Meteorological Organization

The organization recognized the last five years to be the warmest in the history of the observations
15:19, 23 September 2019

Wood's Hole Oceanographic Institution

The signs and consequences of global warming are accelerating. The sea-level rise significantly increased during the last five years, as the BBC reported.

“According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the period 2014-2019 is the warmest in the history of the observations,” the message said.

The sea-level rise has accelerated significantly during the same period as CO2 emissions have reached new highs. The WMO stated that the efforts on the reduce gas emissions should be activated immediately. The volume of the gas added to the atmosphere in 2015-2019 increased by 20% in comparison with the previous five years.

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The WMO is concerned by the sharp rise of the sea-level. The average growth rate since 1993 until current time makes 3.2 mm per year. However, from May 2014 until 2019, the growth increased up to 5 mm per year. It is noted that from 2007 until 2016 the growth averagely made about 4 mm per year.

Moreover, the WMO is concerned by the reduction of the ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland as it may exacerbate the rise of the sea-level in the future.

As we reported the peak on the South of the Swedish mountain called Kebnekaise has lost its title of the highest one due to global warming.


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