According to the United Nations, major climate indicators have set alarming records for 2021

Saturday, May 21, 2022
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Sea Level Rise and Global Warming

Recent reports have highlighted the rapid increase of the sea due to climate change and the associated effects on coastal communities. Sea levels have risen by about 4.5cm over the last decade. In fact‚ the annual increase from 2013 to 2021 is more than twice the increase seen in 1993 to 2002. In addition‚ the WMO has listed many climate-related disasters‚ such as extreme heatwaves‚ wildfires and flooding‚ which have accounted for over $100 billion in damages.

This week‚ the United Nations World Meteorological Organization released yet another dire report on our planet's state. Four of seven climate majors will be gone by 2021. indicators A set of parameters that contain key information. Climate change - set alarming new records. According to the WMO‚ this is an indication that humans have long-lasting and harmful effects on the planet. The report The report found new records for ocean acidification‚ greenhouse gas concentrations and sea level rise. It was also revealed that seven of the last seven years were the warmest on record. Antonio Guterres‚ U.N. Secretary General said in a press conference that these records are alarming. He also stated that they show a grim litany of human failures to address climate disruption. Let me tell you‚ the global energy system has collapsed and is bringing us closer to climate disaster. He said that fossil fuels were a fatality‚ both economically and environmentally. The only viable future is one that's renewable. According to the most recent flagship report by the CIA‚ greenhouse gas concentrations and ocean heat levels‚ acidification and sea-level rise all broke new records in 2021. Some glaciers even reached the point where there is no going back‚ however. @WMO Our lifeline is renewable energy https://tco/bf0o7briq7 UN News (@UN_News_Centre).

These are the latest records‚ and they will be used to help humanity fight climate change. Greenhouse gas concentrations Global warming and climate change are largely caused by greenhouse gas emissions. The most powerful of the greenhouse gases is carbon dioxide. It is released into the atmosphere mainly through burning coal‚ natural gas and oil. To limit global warming‚ greenhouse gases create thick barriers in the atmosphere. In 2020‚ these gases hit new heights. The latest report shows that the concentrations of three gasses‚ carbon dioxide‚ nitrogen oxide‚ and atmospheric methane‚ increased in 2021. Atmospheric methane is the most significant contributor to global warming‚ according to scientists. NOAA scientists announced last month that the gas experienced a 17-part per billion increase in 2021. Largest annual increase Recorded since 1983 when they began taking measurements. An amount of 162% more than the pre-industrial level. WMO released a report last spring that suggested cutting methane from human-caused sources. 45% by 2030 This would make a significant impact on global warming‚ and it could keep it below 1.5 degrees Celsius compared with pre-industrial levels. Researchers estimated that this would prevent nearly 0.3degC warming in the 2040s and help to avoid 255‚000 premature deaths and 775‚00 asthma-related hospitalizations. It also helps to reduce global crop loss of 26 million tonnes and stop 250‚000 premature deaths. Ocean heat A higher level of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere can lead to more ocean carbon dioxide‚ which could have devastating consequences for global systems. According to WMOs' report‚ 90% percent of Earth's heat is held in the ocean. As the planet gets warmer‚ the oceans also get hotter. The ocean heat reached a new record in 2021. Particularly the top 2‚000m of the oceans were found to be warming last year. It is expected to continue‚ scientists believe. That heat can cause a cascading effectThis is causing sea level rise‚ heat waves in the ocean‚ coral bleaching‚ and ice melt -- which can threaten marine ecosystems‚ fisheries‚ and people's ability to live close to coastlines. sea level rise Sea level rose at an average rate of 4.5 meters per year in the last three years due to a warmer ocean. According to scientists‚ it is more than twice the rate recorded over the same period of seven years from 1993-2002 and was mainly caused by rapid melting sea ice. Scientists said that although the increase has been seen almost anywhere in the world over the past three decades‚ it is not uniform. A rate of increase that is significantly faster than global average has affected many regions‚ including the Southwest Pacific‚ Southwest Pacific and North Pacific. According to WMO scientists‚ this has significant implications for coastal residents in the hundreds of millions and makes them more vulnerable to tropical cyclones. Since 1880‚ ocean levels have risen by 8 to 9 inches. NOAA scientists claim that this rate is only a matter of time. Accelerating. WMOs reports show that the average annual rate is much higher than what occurred in many of the 20th centuries‚ which was 3.6mm per year between 2006 and 2015. NOAA projects that by 2100 the average increase for the US could be more than 7ft‚ based on an increasing output of greenhouse gases and rapid sea-ice melt. Ocean acidification Nearly a quarter (25%) of annual carbon dioxide emissions from humans are absorbed by the ocean. This slows down the growth of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere but has negative effects on the ocean. According to the most recent report‚ the ocean has become more acidic in the last 26‚000 years. It is more difficult for oceans to absorb carbon dioxide as they become more acidic‚ which can lead to rapid global warming. Acidification The ocean has a huge impact on billions of people around the world who depend upon it for their food‚ water and safety. The pH of water can drop‚ which weakens corals and causes corrosive conditions that may affect marine life. The threat to marine ecosystems affects the approximately 20% people worldwide who rely on fish as food. It also impacts tourism and coastal protection against rising seas. Finding a solution Guterres reiterated that we must abandon fossil fuels‚ and speed up the transition to clean energy. He said that we don't have any time to lose. Time is running out. Gutteres stated that the task of transforming world's energy system is not difficult and that there are many technology options‚ such as wind and solar. They can often be used more cheaply than other fossil fuels or coal. According to them‚ fossil fuels represent a dead end. @antonioguterres. Transforming energy systems is a low-hanging tree. #StateOfClimate 👉 https://tco/sr7bhqo3yq

World Meteorological Organization‚ (@WMO). On Wednesday‚ he proposed to his wife five. Critical action steps these can all be used to: Make renewable energy accessible to everyone; increase global access to raw materials and components of renewable energy; streamline domestic policies to support renewable energy projects; end fossil fuel subsidies to give them to clean energy; encourage the world to invest at minimum $4 trillion a year renewable energy up to 2030 Petteri Taalas‚ chief of WMO‚ said in an statement it is only a matter time until the world witnesses another terrible record caused by climate change. The climate we live in is rapidly changing. He warned that the heat from human-induced greenhouse gasses will continue to warm our planet for generations. If carbon is not removed from the atmosphere‚ sea level rise and ocean heat will be there for many more years. Jonas Kaufmann Sunday at 60 Minutes President Biden visits South Korea Make Your Kids Stronger: This game helps kids learn how to manage their emotions and behavior.