According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), 2016 was the warmest year on record. Extreme weather conditions will become more frequent in the near future, says climatologist Mojib Latif in an interview with DW.
2017 is set to be one of the hottest years ever recorded, the UN's World Meteorological Organization said at climate conference COP23. Sea levels have risen further and ice in the Antarctic moved towards a record low.
As the COP23 climate conference in Bonn prepares to open, leading researchers have warned of the greenhouse effect with increasing urgency. Despite the scary facts, we must not lose heart, says DW's Jens Thurau.
Existing national goals will only meet one-third of the Paris climate target, according to a UN report. The study comes less than a week before the world climate conference kicks off in Bonn.
Two powerful hurricanes within two weeks, and sea surface temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico have been among the highest in the world this year - coincidence? Or is global warming fueling these massive storms?
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