Report says period from 2015 to 2019 was the hottest since 1850

Report says period from 2015 to 2019 was the hottest since 1850

A report by the world’s leading climate agencies said that the period from 2015 to 2019 is likely to be the hottest five-year period on record since 1850. The report was released ahead of the United Nations Climate Action Summit which is to be held in New York.


The report pointed out that the gaps between agreed targets to combat global warming and the ground reality.

Key highlights:
  • The report said that the greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere have risen to record levels. This will cause locking in the warming trend for decades to come. 
  • It also said that the global average temperature increased 1.1°C since 1850–1900, the pre-industrial period, and by 0.2°C compared to 2011-2015.
  • Carbon dioxide reached a record high of 37 billion tonnes of concentration and grew to 2% in 2018.

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