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GRID-Geneva's director comments in a UNEP article about alarming rise in global temperatures

Date: Feb. 8 2021

The past six years have been the warmest on record since 1880, with 2016, 2019 and 2020 being the top three. The year 2020 was 1.2°C above pre-industrial era (1880) temperatures and WMO predicts a 20 per cent probability that temperatures will temporarily exceed 1.5°C as early as 2024.