Greenhouse gas levels in atmosphere hit new high in 2018: UN

GENEVA: Greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere, the main driver of climate change, hit a record high last year, the UN said on Monday, calling for swift action to safeguard “the future welfare of mankind.”

“There is no sign of a slowdown, let alone a decline, in greenhouse gases concentration in the atmosphere despite all the commitments under the Paris Agreement on Climate Change,” head of the World Meteorological Organization Petteri Taalas said in a statement. AFP