Hotter, weirder: How climate has changed Earth

Shutterstock[http://www.shutterstock.com]
Washington - In the more than two decades since world leaders first got together to try to solve global warming, life on Earth has changed in stark ways:

Carbon dioxide emissions are up 60%. Global temperature is up six-tenths of a degree. Population is up 1.7 billion people. Sea level is up 7cm. Extreme weather in the United States is up 30%. Ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are down 4.9 trillion tons of ice.

Diplomats began talks on Monday at a United Nations global warming conference in Lima, Peru, to pave the way for an international treaty they hope to forge next year.

To see how much the globe has changed since the first such international conference in 1992, The Associated Press scoured databases from around the world.
We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Voting Booth
Who do you think is going to win the 2020 US election?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Biden is going to take it
46% - 6645 votes
It's four more years for Trump
54% - 7734 votes
Vote
ZAR/USD
16.29
(+0.26)
ZAR/GBP
21.35
(+0.44)
ZAR/EUR
19.27
(+0.48)
ZAR/AUD
11.58
(+0.25)
ZAR/JPY
0.16
(+0.17)
Gold
1906.90
(-0.74)
Silver
24.71
(-0.89)
Platinum
866.50
(-1.90)
Brent Crude
42.06
(-3.35)
Palladium
2372.00
(-0.52)
All Share
54922.08
(-0.77)
Top 40
50433.31
(-0.93)
Financial 15
10286.66
(+1.46)
Industrial 25
74317.59
(-0.35)
Resource 10
53195.85
(-2.30)
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes morningstar logo