Global Average Temperature Continues to Rise…
This week the Met Office published research which reveals that the “global annual average surface temperature in 2015 is looking set to reach 1°C above the pre-industrial average (as represented by the 1850-1900 reference period) for the first time”.
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) agreed that global warming should not exceed 2°C above the pre-industrial average. This is the first time the global average temperature has reached the half-way point to that limit.
Continued reliance on fossil fuels to meet energy demand creates further greenhouse gas emissions which maintain and worsen the greenhouse effect, thus being a key contributor to the increase in global average temperature. These findings reinforce the need for effective utilisation of renewable energy sources.