The United Nations says greenhouse gas emissions surged to record-high levels last year. The new report also says that the increase in methane levels in 2018 was the highest increase in the last 20 years. Methane is an extremely powerful greenhouse gas. This is the World Meteorological Organization’s secretary-general, Petteri Taalas.
Petteri Taalas: “Last year we have seen emission growth continued. It has been growing for the past two years, and the estimate for last year was 2.1% increase. So, despite of Paris Agreement, the emissions are still, still growing.”