New Delhi: Despite the Kovid-19 lockdown, the year 2020 is one of the three hottest years on record, but the rising atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gases (GHG) has led to further warming of the planet, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said in its annual ‘State of the Global Climate’ report.
Based on data released on Wednesday and January-October, the report says that in 2020 the average global temperature will be at least 1.2 ° C above pre-industrial (1850-1900) levels and at least one. By 2024, its five chances are temporarily above 1.5 ° C – warming is considered to be quite harmful to the world.
It noted that 2011-2020 will be the warmest decade on record, the warmest six years since 2015.
While the report does not speak of country-specific warming figures, the final version of it will be released next March, which has flagged a number of weather anomalies in many countries, including India, including hurricane ‘Amphan’. It is “the most expensive tropical cyclone on record in the Northern Indian Ocean, reporting an economic loss of about US $ 14 billion in India”. In addition to ‘amphon’, the report noted that since 1994, India has experienced two wet monsoon asons.
“IMD will issue a similar report to India by February 2021,” Madhavan Rajeevan, a meteorologist and secretary of the Ministry of Earth Sciences, told TOI. He wrote his report in 2004 and 2005 as a WMO consultant.
Although the overall temperature of the year is clear, there are differences in temperature anomalies around the world. The report, based on contributions from dozens of international organizations and experts, shows how high impact events, including extreme heat, wildfire and flooding, as well as the record-breaking Atlantic hurricane affected millions, heightened human health and safety and threatened the economic stability of the Kovid-19 epidemic.

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