State of the Global Climate 2020

Irrespective of the widespread surmise that the pandemic-induced lockdowns and shutdowns would lead to less emissions thus reduced impact on the climate, this report released by the World Meteorological Organisation reveals that the global climate crisis worsened

Extreme weather combined with COVID-19 in a double blow for millions of people in 2020. However, the pandemic-related economic slowdown failed to put a brake on climate change drivers and accelerating impacts, according to a new report compiled by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and an extensive network of partners. The report on the State of the Global Climate 2020 documents indicators of the climate system, including greenhouse gas concentrations, increasing land and ocean temperatures, sea level rise, melting ice and glacier retreat and extreme weather. It also highlights impacts on socio-economic development, migration and displacement, food security and land and marine ecosystems.

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