The sweltering conditions affecting western Europe are set to last for at least another two weeks, but there may be some respite by the weekend, a senior UN weather expert said on Tuesday.
With temperatures soaring well above 30 C in Geneva, Omar Baddour, senior scientist at the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) explained that the warm front was likely to move east in coming days.
Additional action to slowdown global warming is needed at all levels of society, to avoid climate “disaster”.
That’s according to Shereen Zorba, Global Head of Science-Policy networks at the UN Environment Programme, UNEP.
The record-breaking weather phenomena that marked 2015 show every sign of continuing this year with more adverse effects on people and the planet, the UN said this week.
In its latest climate report, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) identified many worrying indicators, from unprecedented temperatures, unabated ocean warming and shrinking sea ice.
Janie Cangelosi reports.