International Mother Earth Day 2020

International Mother Earth Day


International Mother Earth Day provides an opportunity to raise global public awareness of the challenges to the well-being of the planet and all the life it supports. The Day also recognises a collective responsibility, as called for in the 1992 Rio Declaration, to promote harmony with nature and the Earth, to achieve a just balance among the economic, social and environmental needs of the present and future generations of humanity. This Year, International Mother Earth Day is on April 22, 2020.

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WMO Reports on 2019’s High-Impact Climate Events

Iceberg

The report highlights the physical indicators of climate change, such as increasing land and ocean heat, ocean acidification and deoxygenation, accelerating sea level rise and melting ice.

A recent decadal forecast from the UK’s Met Office indicates a new annual global temperature record is likely in the next five years.

This past year, 2019, was the second warmest year on record and ended with a global average temperature increase of 1.1°C above pre-industrial levels.

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