2019 was second-hottest year ever, more extreme weather coming: WMO

The Economic Times | Jan 15, 2020 at 10:15 PM
  • 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.