8 years expected to be warmest from 2015 to 2022: WMO Report

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8 years expected to be warmest from 2015 to 2022

The report titled 'WMO Provisional State of the Global Climate 2022' released at the 27th Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC on 6 November. 

Key features of the report 

  • The global mean temperature in 2022 is projected to be 1.15 °C above the pre-industrial (1850–1900) average, with 2015 to 2022 (eight years) likely to be the warmest on record.

  • Report stated that the rate of sea level rise has doubled since 1993 and has risen by nearly 10 mm since January 2020 to a new record high this year.

  • Concentrations of the main greenhouse gases – carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide – hit record levels once again in 2021.

  • The annual increase in methane concentrations was the highest on record.

  • Flood events occurred at various stages during the monsoon season in India, especially in the Northeast in June.

About the report 

  • The WMO State of the Global Climate Report is released annually.

  • It provides an authoritative voice on the current state of the climate using key climate indicators and reporting on extreme events and their impacts.

  • The temperature figures used in the tentatively 2022 report are as of the end of September. Its final version will be released in April next year.

World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

  • It is an intergovernmental organisation with a membership of 193 member states and territories.

  • It was established by ratification of the WMO Convention on 23 March 1950.

  • The first State of Climate Report was released in 1993.

  • Headquartered - Geneva

  • Its supreme body - the World Meteorological Congress

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