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Greenhouse gas levels at new excessive, despite Covid-19 measures: UN


Greenhouse gases within the environment, the principle driver of local weather change, hit report highs final 12 months and have continued climbing this 12 months, despite measures to halt the pandemic, the UN mentioned Monday.

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) mentioned that whereas lockdowns and different measures had lower emissions, this had not curbed report concentrations of the greenhouse gases which can be trapping warmth within the environment, elevating temperatures, inflicting sea levels to rise and driving extra excessive climate.

“The lockdown-related fall in emissions is just a tiny blip on the long-term graph. We need a sustained flattening of the curve,” WMO chief Petteri Taalas mentioned in an announcement.

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