The world is now living through a “perfect storm” of climate change, an increase in wildfires, record heatwaves and droughts, according to a report released on Tuesday by the United Nations.
The report, “Global Warming Is Real, But Not All of It Is Bad,” is based on data collected by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
It shows the global average temperature over the past 20 years has risen by about 1.6 degrees Celsius, the first time in recorded history that a global average rise has been more than 1.0 degrees Celsius.
The United Nations Climate Change Committee (CNC) said that the global temperature has increased about 0.8 degrees Celsius since January.
The report said it is difficult to pinpoint what caused the spike in temperatures, but it was caused by a “tipping point” of about 1 degrees Celsius of warming.
The IPCC said it expects that temperatures will continue to rise.
The U.N. report said that extreme weather events will continue in the next decade and will be exacerbated by the “global warming signal,” which is caused by carbon dioxide being emitted from burning fossil fuels and the warming of the oceans and atmosphere.
The UN said it has made significant strides in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but said there are many more steps to be taken to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit).
The report also said that while the world has seen some improvements, “global mean temperature has remained below the 2-degree threshold since the late 1990s, and global average temperatures have not increased by more than 0.5 degrees Celsius over that time.”
The report said the U.S. is not at the threshold of 2 degrees, as other countries such as Canada and Japan have, but that the country’s population is growing faster than the world at large, and its greenhouse gas pollution is increasing.
The Paris Agreement, signed in December, was meant to limit global warming to 1.5-2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
But a deal between the U,S., China and Russia to limit their emissions at a more moderate level of 1.4-1.7 degrees Celsius has so far not been ratified by the U; many countries are also not parties to the agreement.
President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that if the U