The years between 2015 and 2021 are likely to be the warmest on record. That’s what the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) writes in a preliminary report on the state of the climate in 2021. According to the report, we ended up in “Unknown territory” on the world climate.
The annual report states that “our planet is transforming before our eyes, from the depths of the ocean to the tops of the mountains, under the relentless effect of melting glaciers and extreme weather events.”
2021 will not break any temperature records due to the La Niña weather phenomenon that caused the low temperatures earlier this year. But there is a good chance that this year he will finish between fifth and seventh place. Therefore, the last seven years will be the seven warmest on record. 2016 is still the hottest year to date.
The report notes that the warming by one degree and clear consequences have, with increasingly extreme weather events. In 2021 alone there were extreme heat waves in North America and southern Europe, devastating fires in Canada and Siberia, a spectacular cold snap in the central United States, extreme rains in China and Western Europe, including Belgium, and a drought that caused famine in Madagascar.
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