Wildfires in Sweden. Snow in the Moroccan desert. These are just two of many extreme weather events the World Meteorological Organization documents in its 2018 report “The State of the Global Climate,” released ahead of this year’s climate summit in Katowice, Poland. This report meticulously documents how steadily rising global temperatures negatively affect local ecosystems, and disrupt the lives and livelihoods of millions of people. The data serves as a stark reminder of the urgency of curbing global warming before it is too late.
In this summary, you will learn
- How warming global temperatures manifested themselves in 2018 and
- Which parts of the world experienced extreme weather events in 2018.
About the Author
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is an intergovernmental organization and a specialized agency of the United Nations.