World Meteorological Organization warns of rising temperatures

Espargos, Mar 21 (Inforpress) – The Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) calls attention to the consequences of rising temperatures, which are melting ice and warming the oceans, driven by long-term greenhouse effect gases in the atmosphere.

Petteri Taalas makes this warning in his message to the World Meteorological Day, celebrated on March 23, and this year under the theme “The Sun, the Earth and Time”.

“Carbon dioxide concentrations have reached 405.5 parts per million by 2017 and continue to rise. As a consequence, since 1990, there has been a 41% increase in the total forcing of radiation – the effect of climate warming – by long-term greenhouse effect gases”, explained in the document to which Inforpress had access.

According to the same source, if current trends in greenhouse gas concentrations continue, temperature increases of 3°C to 5°C by the end of the century, “well above” Paris Convention of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to keep the global average temperature rise below 2°C and as close as possible to 1.5°C.



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