STAFF REPORT LHR: Artificial global warming and a strong El Nino, world weather is bursting the annual heat record in this year, reveals a report by the World Meteorological Organization.
It said that global temperatures are continuing to climb to fresh records, adding to the urgency of curbing greenhouse gas emissions that are the primary cause.
Preliminary agency figures show that for the first 10 months of 2015, average sea and land surface temperatures were 0.73 degrees above the 1961-90 average of 14 degrees. The past five years were also the hottest on record, beating the previous five years, and showing “a continued sustained warming trend” since the mid-1970s.
“This is all bad news for the planet,” WMO secretary-general Michel Jarraud said, just days.
The UN weather agencys early bird report on 2015 says it is the hottest year on record, surpassing last years record heat.
“This is all bad news for the planet,” the agencys secretary-general, Michel Jarraud, said in a statement.
The report is not surprising: Scientists at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and elsewhere already were saying that 2015 likely would be the hottest. The UN agency, NOAA, NASA and Japans weather agency all say 2014 is the current record hot year with a global temperature of 14.57 degrees Celsius, 58.23 degrees F.