Hot news! 2019 on course to be one of the warmest years on record
Worrying data confirms what many already know... but is anybody listening to the science?
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The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has published its provisional statement on the State of the Climate, and the report makes for grim reading. According to the statement's authors, 2019 concludes a decade of exceptional global heat and high-impact weather. And 2019 itself is on course to be the second or third warmest year on record.
The final Statement on the State of the Climate with complete 2019 data will be published in March 2020. Meanwhile, the WMO's interim findings are an essential reference for anyone concerned about the effects of global warming and climate change.
Browse the gallery for a summary of the statement's key findings.