Five-year period ending 2019 set to be hottest on record

The sun sets behind the skyline of midtown Manhattan in New York City—rather than falling, the world's carbon dioxide grew two p
The sun sets behind the skyline of midtown Manhattan in New York City—rather than falling, the world's carbon dioxide grew two percent in 2018

A damning new UN report published Sunday said the world is falling badly behind in the race to avert climate disaster because of runaway warming, with the five-year period ending 2019 set to be the hottest ever.

It comes ahead of a major UN climate summit Monday that will be attended by more than 60 world leaders, as Secretary-General Antonio Guterres pushes for countries to increase their greenhouse gas reduction targets.

The report "highlights the urgent need for the development of concrete actions that halt global warming and the worst effects of climate change," said its authors, the Science Advisory Group to the summit.

Average global temperature between 2015-2019 is on track to be the hottest of any five-year period on record, according to the report compiled by the World Meteorological Organization.

The period "is currently estimated to be 1.1 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial (1850-1900) times and 0.2 degrees Celsius warmer than 2011-2015," it said.

The past four years were already the hottest since record-keeping began in 1850.

Guterres said last week the world was "losing the race" on climate change, and the latest report spells out the extent to which the gap between what is required and what is happening is widening.

Rather than falling, carbon dioxide grew two percent in 2018, reaching a record high of 37 billion tonnes.

More importantly, there is also no sign yet of reaching what is known as "peak emissions," the point at which levels will start to fall, though these are not growing at the same rate as the global economy.

People walk on a hot day in Tokyo, in August 2019—average global temperature between 2015-2019 is on track to be the hottest of
People walk on a hot day in Tokyo, in August 2019—average global temperature between 2015-2019 is on track to be the hottest of any five-year period on record, a UN report says

The 2015 Paris Agreement saw countries lay out national targets to reduce their emissions in order to limit long term temperature rise by under two degrees Celsius or ideally 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

These are benchmarks that will limit in important ways the impact of warming on world weather systems.

But even if all countries meet the goals they set themselves, the world will warm by 2.9 degrees Celsius to 3.4 degrees Celsius, the report found.

The current levels of ambition would need to be tripled to meet the two degrees Celsius goal and increased five-fold to meet the 1.5 degrees Celsius goal—technically still possible.

"This reads like a credit card statement after a five-year long spending binge," said Dave Reay, a professor and chair in Carbon Management at the University of Edinburgh.

"Our global carbon credit is maxed out," he added. "If emissions don't start falling there will be hell to pay."

Deadly Heatwaves

In 2018, global carbon dioxide was 407.8 parts per million (ppm), 2.2 ppm higher than 2017 and set to reach or exceed 410 ppm by 2019.

"The last time Earth's atmosphere contained 400 parts per million CO 2 was about 3-5 million years ago," the report said.

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At that time, global mean surface temperatures were two-to-three degrees Celsius warmer, ice sheets at both poles had melted, and seas were 10 to 20 meters higher.

Other major takeaways include that the extent of Arctic summer sea ice has declined at a rate of 12 percent per decade over the past 40 years, with the four lowest values between 2015 and 2019.

Overall, the amount of ice lost from the Antarctic ice sheet increased by a factor of six each year between 1979 and 2017, while glacier loss for 2015-19 is also the highest for any five-year period on record.

Sea-level rise is also accelerating as is the process of acidification.

The report also found that heatwaves were the deadliest weather hazard in the 2015-19 period, affecting all continents and setting new national temperature records.

The summer of 2019, which included the hottest ever month on record, July, saw unprecedented wildfires in the Arctic.

In June, these were responsible for emitting 50 megatons of carbon dioxide.

The report also comes at a time of increasing mobilization over the question of climate change, with millions taking part in a youth-led global strike Friday, before the first UN youth climate summit on Saturday.

On Sunday, 87 major companies with a combined market share of $2.3 trillion committed to set climate targets in line with the 1.5 C goal.


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Sep 22, 2019
except for the Holocene Thermal Maximum, the Paleogene-Eocene Thermal maximum, the Roman and Medieval Climate Optimums, among others unnamed.

stop the lies.

Sep 22, 2019
More AGW Cult lies.
Gobble up Chicken Littles.
https://www.youtu...5KEDitpU

Sep 22, 2019
O2 and carbon capture are things of value like like corn and waste management. However they are hard to charge for, so people have been taking these agricultural products for free. The result is they have disincentivized production, so it is falling:
https://www.oxygenlevels.org/
Global warming is just a side effect of CO2 glut. Our position is similar to people who want to eat corn and have their sewage taken, but don't want to pay for either. Since there is no incentive, corn is not being grown and sewage is not being taken, and scientists have warned we will be starving and drowning in our own poop soon. So basically, it's a crisis of people who want free handouts. The way forward is to assign value to these precious commodities or create isolated environments in order to survive.

Sep 22, 2019
More AGW Cult lies
So goracle claims that the 'AGW Cult' is lying - and then references a youtube video that is so shameful in the way it manipulates information - it is scary that anyone could be so transparent in their ignorance.

One example - he claims that the graph of sea ice extent has been cherry picked - and that prior to 1979 - ice extent was lower. Well - the graph he shows is totally cherry picked. Here is a long term graph of ice extent - https://www.googl...mp;vet=1

So goracle in no way challenges the data being presented today - and just links to a cherry picker of cherry pickers - to claim the grand conspiracy....

Sep 22, 2019
clowns

Sep 22, 2019
@antigoracle.
More AGW Cult lies.
Gobble up Chicken Littles.
https://www.youtu...5KEDitpU
Pity the "@antigoracle", folks. It stopped functioning long ago and is now just going through the last-gasp 'motions' of a failed 'weaponised stupid' experiment/investment by the Russian/GOP/Fossil-lobby funded 'troll-factory' social-media disinformation campaign. Poor @antigoracle; it's already well dead and irrelevant, but hasn't the self-awareness to realise it. Pity.

Sep 22, 2019
Ludicrous. There was no evidence of the severe Arctic ice melting in the Arctic summer 50 years ago. Now they're talking about the Arctic opening up for oil exploration. The liar deniers will lie and deny.

https://ntrs.nasa...0778.pdf

Sep 22, 2019
The note for 2007 was about ships using the passage without the need for an icebreaker. The SS Manhattan was refitted with an icebreaker bow (https://en.wikipe...n_(1962) ). The Labrador was also an icebreaker. So 2007 was still when the Northwest Passage was first able to be traversed without the need for an icebreaker.

Sep 22, 2019
sea level rise [not]

peer reviewed ;
https://www.cnsne...HJAwjtt4

Sep 22, 2019
It doesn't matter whether people accept that the trend is real and that humans are causing it. There isn't any faction big enough and powerful enough to be important that accepts the other scientific claim, that the situation is a crisis that demands urgent action. The most that human leadership accepts is that it's an issue and an opportunity for market evolution.

Sep 22, 2019
peer reviewed ;
https://www.cnsne...HJAwjtt4
Snicker, in a news source.

Tell it to the beachfront property owners in Florida whose yards are being flooded with sewage, and to the Pacific Islanders whose islands are disappearing.

Liar deniers always lie and deny.

Sep 22, 2019
In 2014, global sea level was 2.6 inches above the 1993 average—the highest annual average in the satellite record (1993-present). Sea level continues to rise at a rate of about one-eighth of an inch per year.


https://oceanserv...vel.html

That's from satellite measurements.

Liar deniers always lie and deny.

Sep 22, 2019
https://www.newsc...ng-seas/

At least eight low-lying islands in the Pacific Ocean have disappeared under rising seas.


It's amusing watching the climate liar deniers flail. My last punching bag ran away; too bad. But that's OK, you showed up to fill the gap, @Stupid.

Sep 22, 2019
https://www.natio...islands/

https://unfccc.in...vel-rise

https://www.scien...islands/

https://archive.u...dex.html

So now, @Stupid, do you have anything other than more lies and denial to say to the NOAA, National Geographic, Scientific American, the US Geological Survey, and the UN about this? Good luck with that.

Sep 22, 2019
I always insult @Stupids. And you haven't presented data from the NOAA; like most liar deniers you don't have any data, just claims without evidence which can be dismissed without evidence, or even better (as in this case) with evidence.

Bring your claimed NOAA link. I bet it doesn't say what you claim it does; liar denier links never do.

Sep 23, 2019
https://www.busin...-2012-10

You just gotta use the Google on the Intertubes.

Not looking back. If you linked it once, link it again. If not, it's bullshit and you're afraid. Simple as that.

Sep 23, 2019

"Sea level continues to rise at a rate of about one-eighth of an inch per year." Gee at that rate I will be underwater in 175,000 years.

Sep 23, 2019
Cherry picked data, another liar denier lie.

Noticed you didn't show this one: https://tidesandc...nds.html

Sep 23, 2019
No, I picked the one that's the area of interest, and everywhere else on the site but your cherry picked page showed sea levels going up.

Basically you lied and just got caught with your hand in the cookie jar. Like liar denier climate cranks always do.

Sep 23, 2019
There's a link from my page to yours. Every other link shows sea levels going up. Now what?

That's the very definition of cherry picking. Anyone can see it.

Run away little liar denier climate crank troll.

You gonna have some borscht before your sausage with black bread and vodka?

Sep 23, 2019
''Liar deniers always lie and deny.''

u lot r big into projection , YOU R the liar my link was to peer reviewed papers

that all ya got ? pathetic , keep it up, POS

Sep 23, 2019
No, it wasn't. It was to bullshit. There were no links to peer reviewed papers in your post.

This was your link: https://www.cnsne...HJAwjtt4

I see no links to peer reviewed journals. Your link is to https://mediabias...ns-news/

Sep 23, 2019
''Liar deniers always lie and deny.''

u lot r big into projection , YOU R the liar my link was to peer reviewed papers

that all ya got ? pathetic , keep it up, POS

REALLY, then why did monkey snoose and the lose yet again posting a BS link, ROTFL. Did monkey loose a an extra pea between the ears today... ? Aaahh don't worry a banana will make you feel better.... ;)

Sep 23, 2019
No known natural causes can account for this recent warming and all the evidence points to CO2 and yet, without evidence, the morons still persist in saying CO2 has nothing to do with it while convincing no intelligent person. What is asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence.

Sep 23, 2019
CO2 is not a pollutant.

Why didn't they say 2018 marks the 4th hottest year on record in 2018?

Sep 23, 2019
CO2 is not a pollutant.

Why didn't they say 2018 marks the 4th hottest year on record in 2018?

Shhh.... don't awake the delusional sheep.

Sep 23, 2019

''No, it wasn't. It was to bullshit. There were no links to peer reviewed papers in your post.''

''In a fourth paper published online in January in the Journal of Coastal Research, lead author Jens Morten

PC=MASTER&Full=*Journal%20of%20Coastal%20Research

U R lying POS

Sep 23, 2019

Why didn't they say 2018 marks the 4th hottest year on record in 2018?
Old_C_Code

Because no longer term warming trend of climate would happen at an exactly constant rate in the shorter term but rather shorter term natural variations would be superimposed on the longer term trend and that doesn't do anything to change the fact of any longer term warming.
If it being cooler in 2019 than 2018 proves there is no longer term trend for global warming, then, by that same moronic logic of yours, the mere fact it was cooler in, say, 2000, than 2018 proved the climate is warming.
The global climate temperature fluctuates both up and down in the shorter term regardless of whether its going up and down in the longer term.

Sep 23, 2019
CO2 is not a pollutant.

Why didn't they say 2018 marks the 4th hottest year on record in 2018?

Shhh.... don't awake the delusional sheep.
Don't worry, no need to be quiet, we know you and papa baboon hang out together conspiring monkey talk pssst... it shows on here everyday... lol ;)

Sep 23, 2019

''No, it wasn't. It was to bullshit. There were no links to peer reviewed papers in your post.''

''In a fourth paper published online in January in the Journal of Coastal Research, lead author Jens Morten

PC=MASTER&Full=*Journal%20of%20Coastal%20Research

U R lying POS


Snoozy just can't seem to get his links straight, dumb thumbing it...yet again LOL

Sep 23, 2019

Why didn't they say 2018 marks the 4th hottest year on record in 2018?
Old_C_Code

Because no longer term warming trend of climate would happen at an exactly constant rate in the shorter term but rather shorter term natural variations would be superimposed on the longer term trend and that doesn't do anything to change the fact of any longer term warming.
If it being cooler in 2019 than 2018 proves there is no longer term trend for global warming, then, by that same moronic logic of yours, the mere fact it was cooler in, say, 2000, than 2018 proved the climate is warming.
The global climate temperature fluctuates both up and down in the shorter term regardless of whether its going up and down in the longer term.


That makes old code's head hurt... Again...

Sep 23, 2019
Five-year period, ending 2019, set to be hottest on record

This Paris accord
Do we have an accord?
When this deed, is signed, in the pirates blood, of the black pearl
This five year period ending 2024, set to be the coldest on record

p.s. it is always the way, just as the sun shines, till the day of the village fete, then the heavens open

Sep 23, 2019
hellomental is doing as well as algore , congrats

another lying POS

Sep 23, 2019

Why didn't they say 2018 marks the 4th hottest year on record in 2018?
Old_C_Code

Because no longer term warming trend of climate would happen at an exactly constant rate in the shorter term but rather shorter term natural variations would be superimposed on the longer term trend and that doesn't do anything to change the fact of any longer term warming.
If it being cooler in 2019 than 2018 proves there is no longer term trend for global warming, then, by that same moronic logic of yours, the mere fact it was cooler in, say, 2000, than 2018 proved the climate is warming.
The global climate temperature fluctuates both up and down in the shorter term regardless of whether its going up and down in the longer term.

And so, the Chicken Little, content in its ignorance, brays. Not only has it been warmer and cooler in the past, fluctuations have also been more rapid. So, were those temperatures the result of natural variations or humans?

Sep 23, 2019
I have been wondering why it is that METHANE GAS is not talked about as much as CO2 is hyped daily, so that even schoolchildren are more concerned about the plant food CO2 gas, but not as much with Methane gas which is deadlier.
Methane gas is known to be far more toxic than CO2, having one atom of Carbon and four atoms of Hydrogen with not even a smidgen of Oxygen included in it. CO2, OTOH has one atom of Carbon and two atoms of Oxygen - Oxygen being the part that life forms such as humans and animals need to breathe AFTER plants have utilised it as their food and emitted the Oxygen part of it.
And yet, nobody in these phorums on climate change speaks of the deadly Methane being emitted into the atmosphere from such sources as Volcanos, under the seafloor, and from the melting Permafrost. It is as though CH4 is somehow more preferable than is CO2 in the minds of the AGW cultists.
However, CH4 will kill much more quickly than the heat caused by CO2, but few are concerned about it.

Sep 23, 2019
There is no way to place the blame of the leaking of CH4 from volcanos, as well as from under the seafloor, for those leaks are happening according to the wishes of Mother Nature, not CO2 emissions or climate warming. Another thing that I would like to mention is the fact that Methane burns extremely well and may be used in place of fossil fuels. And why isn't the CH4 that is emitted from permafrost being sequestered to be used as an energy source?
Or perhaps it is being sequestered by energy companies that aren't publicising it? If it is oozing out of the ground anyway, why not use it?

Sep 23, 2019
CO2 is not a pollutant.

Pollution is the Introduction of Contaminants Into the Natural Environment That Cause Adverse Change. https://fr.scribd...e-Change

didn't they say 2018 marks the 4th hottest year on record in 2018?
Global temperature refers to sea surface and land temperatures. As oceans currents have cycles (El nino, for example) sea surface temperature can modulate the global temperature.

Sep 23, 2019
I see now that I was mistaken and that Methane gas IS being sequestered and used as an energy source. Methane is just another name for 'natural gas'.

https://climatene...methane/

Sep 24, 2019
I have been wondering why it is that METHANE GAS is not talked about as much as CO2
Surveillance_Egg_Unit

Well you are an idiot in this case to be "wondering" then because, unless you are completely deaf and blind, you would have noticed that the science and all the evidence tells us all sane people that happen to be NOT deaf and blind that CH4 has much less warming effect than CO2 simply because there is so much less of it in the atmosphere at any one time and this more than offsets the fact that each CH4 molecule has many times the warming effect than each CO2 molecule. Get it now?

Sep 24, 2019
I have been wondering why it is that METHANE GAS is not talked about as much as CO2
Surveillance_Egg_Unit

Well you are an idiot in this case to be "wondering" then because, unless you are completely deaf and blind, you would have noticed that the science and all the evidence tells us all sane people that happen to be NOT deaf and blind that CH4 has much less warming effect than CO2 simply because there is so much less of it in the atmosphere at any one time and this more than offsets the fact that each CH4 molecule has many times the warming effect than each CO2 molecule. Get it now?

I doubt he gets anything, when he cannot even understand the basics of the evidence, those asylum walls are the only ones talking to him.

Sep 24, 2019

And so, the Chicken Little, content in its ignorance, brays. Not only has it been warmer and cooler in the past, fluctuations have also been more rapid. So, were those temperatures the result of natural variations or humans?


Monkeyyyyy in the flesh ! So glad you posted it, as for the millionth time you STILL don't understand the extremely simple answer. That banana is meant to be chewed by your mouth, not stuffed in your ear ;) What is of concern NOW is that HUMANS are causing the climate to change that will be catastrophic to the Human Time frame. What happened in the past is not relevant to the impact humans are causing Now that will cause catastrophic climate events. More bananas ? (ok... but promise not to stuff it into your ears yes...?) But we know you will... LOL

Sep 25, 2019
humy just said that:

"...CH4 has much less warming effect than CO2 simply because there is so much less of it in the atmosphere at any one time and this more than offsets the fact that each CH4 molecule has many times the warming effect than each CO2 molecule."

So what humy seems to be saying is that "right now it is the CO2 that is of a higher proportion in the atmosphere than Methane; but if Methane (CH4) gas becomes a higher proportion than CO2 gas in the atmosphere, then it's still OK because CH4 also causes warming?"

humy forgot to add, in between her ad hominem, that CH4 is a highly volatile gas, where CO2 is basically an inert gas.
It is obvious to me (and some others) that humy and menelo may be unaware that CO2 is responsible for the Cycle of Life, and without it all humans, animals and plants would die. Or who knows, maybe that IS what they want - for all humans, animals and plants to die from the lack of CO2.
Some folks just have very weird priorities, I'd guess.

Sep 25, 2019
There is evidence that changed environmental conditions give rise to new species or massive transformation of species takes place. It is beyond my imagination how future human generations will adjust in the raised temperatures with different flora, fauna, soil, air, water, etc.

But, the only positive thing, if I may call it, in climate crisis is that this process is extremely slow unlike an earthquake that kills people in a few seconds. It gives us time to think and possibly find solutions, but... it is difficult to convince majority of humans.

Sep 25, 2019
SEU is such an idiot, the rising of CO2 beyond the balance neccesary cause the warming, natural proportions is fine, this has been proven a 1000 times already, arguing whether or not it is a poison is non relevant... these climate change deniers is a complete joke

Sep 25, 2019
So what humy seems to be saying is that "right now it is the CO2 that is of a higher proportion in the atmosphere than Methane;
Surveillance_Egg_Unit

If you had bothered to read my post you would see I was actually implying that was irrelevant as, for each type of greanhouse gas, its the total warming effect given its current concentration that counts, NOT merely given its current concentration itself that counts.

but if Methane (CH4) gas becomes a higher proportion than CO2 gas in the atmosphere, then it's still OK because CH4 also causes warming?
No, I didn't say/imply that because that makes no sense. This is either your extremely STUPID straw man or your inability to comprehend plain English; -don't know which.

Sep 25, 2019
humy forgot to add, in between her ad hominem, that CH4 is a highly volatile gas, where CO2 is basically an inert gas.
Surveillance_Egg_Unit

I didn't "forget" that because that's totally irrelevant.
If you google "define volatile (chemistry)" you get;
"A substance is said to be volatile if it boils at a low temperature"
And if you google "define inert (chemistry)" you get;
"Nitrogen gas and carbon dioxide are referred to as inert gases because of their very low reactivity in chemical reactions with other substances"
NEITHER of these two properties have anything to with their greenhouse effect.
This shows just how ignorant you are of very basic science.

It is obvious to me (and some others) that humy and menelo may be unaware that CO2 is responsible for the Cycle of Life
Then what is "obvious" to you shows you are stupid and delusional because we are OBVIOUSLY all well aware that plants need CO2 because of this thing called "photosynthesis".

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