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Greenhouse gas levels hit record high

Levels of climate-warming chemicals in the atmosphere reached new highs in 2020, according to the UN’s World Meteorological Organization.

Carbon dioxide, the most important greenhouse gas, is currently 50% more than it was during the Industrial Revolution when people began using fossil fuels in large quantities. ‘

Since 1750, methane levels have more than doubled. 

According to the WMO report, all-important greenhouse gases (GHG) climbed faster in 2020 than the previous decade’s average, and this trend has persisted in 2021.

WMO chief Prof Petteri Taalas, said the data demonstrates the climate situation is worsening and sends a “stark” message to the nations convening at the Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow in a week.

“We’ve gone off the rails”, he had said.