In 2022, the United Nations issued a warning about record-high levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, highlighting an ongoing trend with no signs of improvement. The World Meteorological Organization reported that the three main culprits carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide reached unprecedented levels last year, contributing to climate change. This emphasizes the urgent need for global efforts to address and reduce these harmful emissions.
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) warns that increasing levels of heat-trapping gases will lead to more extreme weather and rising sea levels, as stated in its 19th annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin.
Despite numerous warnings, reports, and climate conferences, the WMO emphasizes that we are still moving in the wrong direction, contributing to the global climate crisis.
The 2015 Paris Agreement aimed to limit global warming to “well below” 2°C above pre-industrial levels (between 1850 and 1900), with an aspiration for 1.5°C if possible.
In 2022, the global average temperature was 1.15°C above the pre-industrial average. WMO Chief Petteri Taalas predicts that 2023 is likely to be the warmest year on record. This underscores the urgency of addressing climate change to avoid its severe consequences.
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WRITTEN BY :- MALLA GREESHMA , COLLEGE :- SRI PADMAVATI MAHILA VISWAVIDYALAYAM , A ,9TH SEMESTER LEGAL JOURNALISM INTERN AT LEGAL VIDHIYA
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