Expect Extreme Weather To Continue as Greenhouse Gas Hits A New Threshold.
The World Meteorological Organization said on Monday that greenhouse gas levels hit a record high for the 30th year in a row.
“It means hotter global temperatures, more extreme weather events like heat waves and floods, melting ice, rising sea levels, and increased acidity of the oceans. This is happening now and we are moving into uncharted territory at a frightening speed,” WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud said in a statement.
Carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas, has been climbing steadily towards the 400-parts-per-million level, a new threshold. Jarraud made his annual plea to address the following main contributors:
- Burning of fossil fuels
- Cement production
Later in November, negotiators from over 150 countries will convene in Paris to try to agree a new U.N. climate deal. China and the United States are the top greenhouse gas emitters.