Thank you, Professor Taalas.
The indications are crystal clear.
Global heating is accelerating.
2019 was the second hottest year on record, with the past decade the hottest in human history.
Greenhouse gas concentrations are at the highest levels in 3 million years – when the Earth’s temperature was as much as 3 degrees hotter and sea levels some 15 metres higher.
Ocean heat is at a record level, with temperatures rising at the equivalent of five Hiroshima bombs a second.