The sea level has risen in the past year has been exceptionally strong. The global average was 2018 a report by the world meteorological organization (WMO), about 3.7 mm above the value of 2017. The average increase since 1993, amounts to 3.15 mm per year. “The data contained in this report are a cause for great concern,” writes UN Secretary-General António Guterres in the report.

The past four years, according to the WMO report, the warmest since records began. The global average temperature at the surface was in the year 2018, approximately a degree centigrade above the reference value for the preindustrial time.

“To Hesitate is no time,” said Guterres in New York. The report was a “Wake up call”. He warned in particular against the consequences of climate change for the health of the people. “The combination of extreme heat and air pollution is increasingly hazardous, especially where heat waves will be longer, more intense and more frequent.”

To have the WMO report, many Experts contributed to experts worldwide, as well as various UN institutions. He deals to, among other things, with extreme weather events, including the recent cyclone Idai. The cyclone had led last weekend’s Flooding in Parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi in southeastern Africa. “He could be one of the most deadly weather-related disasters in the southern hemisphere,” said the WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas.


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