According to the New York report, the weather was a little bit severe in 2020. In Pakistan, there was an unexpected attack of the Locust Swarm. And records of heavy rains were broken in many parts of the country including Karachi.
Forest fires continue in Australia and California, and the Arctic’s permanent ice is at an all-time low. While new records of floods, storms, and heatwaves are among the 2020 natural disasters. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) presented a report at the end of the year 2020. Hundreds of meteorologists and other organizations around the world have presented their observations and research about the weather.
After 2016 and 2019, the year 2020 has been declared the hottest year in human history. That is, the global average temperature has risen to 1.2 degrees Celsius since the pre-industrial revolution.
“Despite La Nina, global temperatures have not dropped this year. And we have noticed unusual heatwaves,” said Petrie Glass, head of the reporting team.
Interestingly, the entire decade from 2011 to 2020 was also the hottest in history, which is also the summary of this report. Although vehicles and factories were closed due to the lockdown, a new record has been set for the number of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. It is feared that by 2024, the average pre-industrial temperature will reach 1.5 degrees Celsius.
According to conservative estimates, climate change and climate change have killed hundreds of people this year and forced millions to flee their homes temporarily or permanently.
A California fire in October killed 43 people, and South Africa’s largest lake, the Panel, has been on fire for months. At that point came the incredible twisters and tempests on the planet’s seas, and in the United States, a storm named Lara murdered 27 individuals.
August is the wettest month in Pakistan. Karachi received 231 mm of rain on August 28, which is also a record one day.
However, after this report, experts have said that the coming months and years could be more dangerous.