Greenhouse gas level shows no sign of slowing down: WMO
People's Daily app

A sign of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is seen at the UN specialised agency's headquarters on October 2, 2018 in Geneva. (Photo: AFP)

Europe has just experienced the coldest Spring season since 2013, with average temperature on the continent from March to May this year 0.45 degrees Celsius lower than 30 years ago. However, that does not mean mankind has secured a successful fight against climate change, said Clare Nullis, spokesperson of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in a daily press briefing of the United Nations Office in Geneva this Tuesday.

Photo taken on Feb. 1, 2020 shows a glacier in the Weddell Sea off the Antarctic continent. (Photo: Xinhua)

The greenhouse gas level shows no sign of a slowdown. Statistics reveal that average temperatures in areas such as North Africa, Middle East, and West Greenland as well as the northern and western parts of Russia still hit a much higher level than average. The concentration of greenhouse gases registered a dramatic increase this May than the previous year.

Emissions of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, are responsible for causing global warming. As a result of global warming, wildfires, melting glaciers, and sea-level rise continued in many countries, from which mankind could suffer more greatly in the future.

A photovoltaic power generation station in a village in east China's Jiangxi Province. (Photo: CFP)

Countries around the world are now taking actions to meet climate change targets and rein in temperature increases for the sake of the future welfare of mankind. Among them, China has pledged to address the climate crisis by reaching a carbon emissions peak before 2030 and carbon neutrality before 2060, and the country is now translating the commitments into actions.

(Compiled by Li Han)