The UN’s World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reported record-high levels of climate-heating gases in the atmosphere in 2022.
- The heating effect of greenhouse gases increased by 50% between 1990 and 2022, with the primary driver being the burning of fossil fuels.
- Carbon dioxide concentration is now 50% higher than pre-Industrial Revolution levels.
- The concentrations of the two other major greenhouse gases, methane and nitrous oxide, also experienced growth.
- The WMO released this report in anticipation of the UN’s Cop28 climate summit, scheduled to begin on November 30.
Q.: What did the UN’s World Meteorological Organization (WMO) report about climate-heating gases in 2022?
a. Decreased levels
b. Record highs
c. Stable levels
d. No change
Ans : b. Record highs