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Global and European temperatures


  • Global mean near-surface temperature during the last decade (2010-2019) was 0.94 to 1.03 °C warmer than the pre-industrial level, which makes it the warmest decade on record.
  • European land temperatures have increased even faster over the same period, by 1.7 to 1.9 °C.
  • All UNFCC member countries have committed in the Paris Agreement to limiting the global temperature increase to well below 2 °C above the pre-industrial level and to aim to limit the increase to 1.5 °C.
  • Without drastic cuts in global greenhouse gas emissions, even the 2 °C limit will already be exceeded before 2050.

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Published in Climate-ADAPT Jun 07 2016   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Dec 12 2023

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