Petteri Taalas

We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Petteri Taalas is associated, including Paris, Celsius, and event. Most recently, Petteri Taalas has been quoted saying: “This report confirms that the year 2016 was the warmest on record – a remarkable 1.1 (degrees Celsius) above the pre-industrial period, which is 0.06 (degrees Celsius) above the previous record set in 2015. This increase in global temperature is consistent with other changes occurring in the climate system. Globally averaged sea surface temperatures were also the warmest on record, global sea levels continued to rise, and Arctic sea-ice extent was well below average for most of the year.” in the article 2016 was the warmest year on record, UN agency says. An other article where Petteri Taalas has been quoted is World temperatures hit new high in 2016 for third year in a row.

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This report confirms that the year 2016 was the warmest on record – a remarkable 1.1 (degrees Celsius) above the pre-industrial period, which is 0.06 (degrees Celsius) above the previous record set in 2015. This increase in global temperature is consistent with other changes occurring in the climate system. Globally averaged sea surface temperatures were also the warmest on record, global sea levels continued to rise, and Arctic sea-ice extent was well below average for most of the year.

Long-term indicators of human-caused climate change reached new heights in 2016.

On instruments of record so far and if you look at the first nine months of this year, we are fairly high up again and we are breaking all the records. And it's likely that we are going to reach this year 1.2 degrees warming level. We are going in the wrong direction if you think of the 1.5 degrees warming level which was agreed last year in Paris.

We are used to measuring temperature records in fractions of a degree, and so this is different.

Because of climate change, the occurrence and impact of extreme events has risen. Once in a generation' heat waves and flooding are becoming more regular. Sea level rise has increased exposure to storm surges associated with tropical cyclones.

The extra heat from the powerful El Nino event has disappeared. The heat from global warming will continue.

We just had the hottest five-year period on record, with 2015 claiming the title of hottest individual year. Even that record is likely to be beaten in 2016.

It is therefore of the utmost importance that the Paris Agreement does indeed enter into force well ahead of schedule on 4 November and that we fast-track its implementation.

The year 2015 ushered in a new era of optimism and climate action with the Paris climate change agreement. But it will also make history as marking a new era of climate change reality with record high greenhouse gas concentrations. The El Niño event has disappeared. Climate change has not.

We could see improvement in the 2060s if we start reducing emissions now.

The key issue here is to go from this kind of political will to concrete action. So far we haven't seen a major change in the behavior.

The year 2015 ushered in a new era of optimism and climate action with the Paris climate change agreement. But it will also make history as marking a new era of climate change reality with record high greenhouse gas concentrations.

The real elephant in the room is carbon dioxide, which remains in the atmosphere for thousands of years.

So far we haven't done enough to reach this 1.5 degree target, which was the lowest level defined in the Paris agreement, and we are also going to reach this 2 degree target very soon if we are not going to start a rapid change in our emission patterns.

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