2016 hottest year

2016 to be the hottest year on record

2015 was recorded as the hottest year but 2016 is going to surpass it.

WMO (World Meteorological Organization) has published the provisional statement for 2016 to inform United Nations Climate Change conference taking place in Morocco on the occasion of COP22.

These data, updated to September, show that global temperatures in 2016 are around 1.2 °C above pre-industrial levels. Preliminary data for October indicate a sufficiently high level for 2016 to be the hottest year on record. This means that 16 of the 17 hottest years on record have been this century.

Other climate-change indicators are record breaking. Levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are still increasing; arctic sea ice levels on the contrary are very low; major heatwaves and flooding are becoming regular.

“Temperatures were above the 1961-90 average over the vast majority of land areas” WMO statement reports. “Temperatures were above normal over most ocean areas. […]Coral mortality of up to 50% was reported in parts of the Great Barrier Reef. […]Global sea levels rose about 15 millimetres between November 2014 and February 2016 as a result of El Niño, well above the post-1993 trend of 3 to 3.5 mm per year”.

Also greenhouse gas levels increased: “Annual average global carbon dioxide concentrations in 2015 reached 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time. Initial observations indicate new records in 2016”.

In this scenario, WMO underlines the importance and urgency of putting the Paris Agreement into action. The Paris Agreement came into force in record time, if compared with other climate agreements, but the most important thing now is not to stop. “WMO is working to improve monitoring of greenhouse gas emissions to help countries to reduce them” says WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas.

Read here the full report from WMO: http://public.wmo.int/en/media/press-release/provisional-wmo-statement-status-of-global-climate-2016

COP22 started with Paris Agreement entered into force

On November 4, less than 1 year after COP21 and a couple of days before COP22, the Paris Agreement entered into force. It was ratified on October 5, when the threshold for entry into force was fully achieved.

The Paris Agreement has as main objectives the reduction of greenhouse gases emission and the reduction of global warming below 1.5 °C compared to pre-industrial levels (1880-1899).

In order to reach these goals 195 Parties committed to take action from both industrial and economical point of view. The shift to a low-carbon economy is seen by the IPCC as the most effective way to reduce global warming.

COP22, held in Marrakech, November 7 to 18, will focus on action items in order to achieve the priorities of the Paris Agreement, especially related to adaptation, transparency, technology transfer, mitigation, capacity building and loss and damages

What is expected from COP22?

If COP21 led to the signature of what many experts define as an historic agreement – “the Paris Agreement is an instance of extraordinary participation between independent parties. Achieving such a degree of multilateralism is difficult, especially on complex, contentious issues like climate change” – COP22 should be expected to lead to the implementation of the Paris Agreement and additional commitments to climate action from the private sector.

Here are two interesting article about the importance and legacy of Paris Agreement and about what we should expect from COP22:




Geoclima for the first time in the US!

The time has come to go overseas and land in Las Vegas next January for the 2017 AHR EXPO.

From January 30 to February 1 Geoclima and Clima Tech will exhibit at the AHR EXPO, the International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition, which is one of the most important world HVACR event of the year and is held in major cities across the US. The show will host more than 2000 exhibitors and attract crowds of 60000 industry professionals from every state in America and 150 countries worldwide.

We will be there, introducing our products and technology to the US market.

Come and find us at North Hall – Booth N11514!