- Last year was the second-hottest year since records began, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Wednesday.
- The figures from the Geneva-based WMO crunches several datasets including from NASA and the UK Met Office.
- Governments agreed at the 2015 Paris Accord to cap emissions enough to limit global warming to 1.5 degree Celsius above pre-industrial levels after which global warming is expected to have extreme consequences that will all but wipe out the world’s coral reefs and most Arctic sea ice.
- 2019 Was Second-Hottest Year Ever, More Extreme Weather Coming: WMO (New York Times: Jan 15, 2020 at 6:10 PM)
- 2019 was second-hottest year ever, more extreme weather coming - WMO (Reuters: Jan 15, 2020 at 4:35 PM)
- 2019 was second-hottest year ever, more extreme weather coming - WMO (Reuters: Jan 15, 2020 at 6:57 PM)