Climate Signals summary: Due to human-caused global warming, 2021 is on track to be one of the hottest years in history, according to a new report from the World Meteorological Organization.
The year 2021 is now expected to qualify among the hottest seven in history, all of them recorded since 2014, according to an early estimate by the United Nations World Meteorological Organization that was released Sunday.
Climate change continues to remake the planet at a pace gradual to human perception, but unprecedented in geologic history short of massive meteor strikes. Sea level continued to rise by 4.4 millimeters a year as water warms and expands, and higher temperatures melt glaciers, the report said.
"Extreme events are the new norm," Petteri Taalas, secretary general of the World Meteorological Organization, said in a news release. “There is mounting scientific evidence that some of these bear the footprint of human-induced climate change."
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