‘Relentless’ climate crisis intensified in 2020, says UN report

‘Relentless’ climate crisis intensified in 2020, says UN report

Pandemic had no effect on emissions but made impacts of global heating even worse for millions of people, report says

There was a “relentless” intensification of the climate crisis in 2020, according to the UN’s World Meteorological Organization.

The coronavirus pandemic made the accelerating impacts of global heating even worse for millions of people. But the temporary dip in carbon emissions due to lockdowns had no discernible impact on atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases, the WMO report said.

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