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Climate change indicators hit record highs in 2021

GENEVA (AFP) – Four key climate change indicators all set new record highs in 2021, the United Nations (UN) said yesterday, warning that the global energy system was driving humanity towards catastrophe.

Greenhouse gas concentrations, sea level rise, ocean heat and ocean acidification all set new records last year, the UN’s World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said in its State of the Global Climate in 2021 report.

The annual overview is “a dismal litany of humanity’s failure to tackle climate disruption”, UN Chief Antonio Guterres said.

More details on Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin