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The Met Office warns of a continuing warming trend

Joanne Parkinson

20th December 2019

Temperatures in 2020 are set to be at least one degree above pre-industrial levels. This will make the last six years the warmest on record- setting a trend for continued climate change.

Scientists have linked the rise with carbon emissions. Global emissions are will have risen by 0.6% in 2019 due to the rise in use of coal and gas in certain areas of the world. The greenhouse effect is blamed for the warming seen over the last five years. This is putting pressure on countries to make greater efforts to reduce their emissions as outlined during the COP25 Madrid summit. Many issues were left and will need to be discussed in the summit in Glasgow next November. What is certain is that the concerning figure of a 1.5 degree temperature increase is not far off and to ensure this doesn’t happen, countries will need to take action now.

Joanne Parkinson

An experienced, outstanding Geography teacher, GCSE examiner and Head of Humanities in a 11-18 school. I'm passionate about all geographical events and am a keen blogger.

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