Greenhouse gases reached record high in 2018

According to an article by George Lee of RTÉ the concentration of heat-trapping Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached another record high last year with the World Meteorogical Organisation indication the continuing long-term trend means that future generations will be confronted with increasingly severe impacts of climate change, including rising temperatures, more extreme weather, water stress, sea level rise and disruption to marine and land ecosystems.

The 43% increase since 1990 in the warming effect caused by greenhouse gasses shows no sign of decline or even slowdown despite commitments under the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and actions taken by some governments.

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