2016 appears from under the same auspices that 2015 side of the thermometer. Heat records have been beaten in January and February.
The records continue to fall in heating and climate since the beginning of 2016, after the 2015 temperatures breaking yearly records, warned on Monday the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), a UN agency based in Geneva. “The heat records, a monthly average also fell in January and February 2016, particularly at high latitudes in the northern hemisphere”, said the WMO in a statement on the occasion of the Meteorological Day World, celebrated on the 23rd March. In the Arctic, “the extent of sea ice reached a record minimum for two months”, said WMO, “on the concentrations of greenhouse gases, they have crossed the threshold, symbolic, 400 parts per million “. According to David Carlson, director of the global program on climate research, co-sponsored by WMO, ” surprisingly high temperatures recorded so far in 2016 have caused stir within the climate community ” . ” it is too early to say whether 2016 will be another record year, we will have to wait until October ” to make an estimate for the whole year, said during a press conference.
Emergency on carbon dioxide
for his part, Mr. Petteri Taalas, the Secretary-General of WMO said that “we can prevent that come true the most pessimistic scenarios by taking urgent radical measures to reduce carbon dioxide emissions ” . Mr. Taalas still felt it was vital to strengthen adaptation to climate change, by investing in disaster early warning systems, and heatwaves systems. The agreement reached last December in Paris at the Cop21 is “a good agreement” , but the key is its “implementation” , added the Secretary-General of WMO. “We have not changed our behaviour” , regretted Mr Taalas, with a call to reduce energy consumption, to reduce CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. ” It is time to change our energy consumption ” , he said.
The WMO also released on Monday its Declaration on the status of the global climate in 2015, which shows the details of the record temperatures recorded in 2015, the warming of the ocean level rise the sea, the sea ice decline and extreme weather events in the world.