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WMO - Press Conference: Earth Day @50 focus on Climate Action (Geneva, 22 April 2020)
22 Apr 2020 -  Earth Day @ 50 focuses on Climate Action.
In the 50 years since the first celebration of Earth Day, the physical signs of climate change and impacts on our planet have gathered pace. We just had the hottest five years on record, according to the WMO report “The Global Climate in 2015-2019,” which highlights impacts of climate change and extreme weather on human health and economies. These will be exacerbated by COVID-19, which is making it more difficult to monitor and manage weather, climate and water-related hazards. COVID-19 has led to short-term reductions in pollution but is not a substitute for sustained cuts in greenhouse gases
Speakers:
• Professor Petteri Taalas, WMO Secretary-General
• Dr Omar Baddour, Head, Climate Monitoring