The WMO said data from the first 10 months of the year suggested temperatures over land and sea would tick in at their highest level ever measured this year, after already reaching record highs in 2014.
An additional 160 million kids are growing up in areas suffering severe droughts, mostly in Africa, UNICEF said in the report titled “Unless We Act Now.”
Leaders of the world’s leading economies said on Monday that the Paris agreement on climate change should be “fair, balanced, ambitious, durable and dynamic”.
For Kiribati and other island nations, a lot rides on the negotiations in the Paris climate change conference.
In its annual report, the World Meteorological Organization said concentrations of CO2, methane and nitrous oxide once again broke records in 2014.
Tensions over the concept, called “decarbonisation”, illustrate how wide the divides remain less than six weeks before a 195-nation UN forum gathers in Paris to try to tame climate-altering forces.
The path to climate ambition must be paved with equity,” said visiting MP from India S P Muddahanumegowda.
The research found that all but one of the scenarios, that of significantly reduced emissions beyond 2020, would lead to the loss of large parts of the Antarctic ice-sheet, which in turn would result in a substantial rise in the global sea-level.
If all of the ice on planet Earth melted, several cities in the world would just disappear
“It is just the right moment to introduce carbon taxes,” Lagarde said at the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Lima, Peru.
Hoesung Lee, who was the vice-chair of the IPCC, will lead this scientific body in preparing the sixth assessment report over the next five or six years.
In a five-year study, researchers compared glaciers in Patagonia and in the Antarctic Peninsula.
PM’s articulation of environment commitments indicates a welcome shift in India’s climate diplomacy.
The China South-South Climate Cooperation Fund will also enhance their capacity to access the GCF, according to a China-US joint presidential statement on climate change.
All eyes are on India, a fast-growing economy, on what its INDCs will be as nations prepare to meet in December this year for the crucial Paris Climate Change Summit.