The 10 years from 2010 to 2019 were the hottest in history, according to the World Meteorological Organization’s State of the Climate Report. The report shows that from January to October 2019, the global average temperature was about 1.1 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial. Moreover, since the 1980s, every successive decade has been hotter than the previous one.
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In addition, global greenhouse gas concentrations reached a record high in 2018, with atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations reaching a record 407.8 per million and continuing to rise in 2019.
The report also shows that extreme weather from rising temperatures affects all continents, with 22 million people displaced by extreme weather worldwide. Of particular concern is the fact that, after a decade of steady decline, the number of hungry people has increased again, with more than 820 million people suffering from hunger in 2018.