the global carbon dioxide concentration increases, it turns out that climate change is continuing.
There will be no significant change due to the decrease in industrial activity due to the corona, but in the aftermath, it was predicted that the cold air of the Arctic would be poured into the Korean Peninsula in December.
This is reporter Jeong Gu-hee.
This is the scenery of Jeju Island this January in short sleeves in midwinter.
At that time, the temperature in Jeju Island was 23.6 degrees, the warmest ever observed in January, and 14 degrees higher than normal.
The longest rainy season, which lasted 54 days this summer, is also a product of climate change.
Last year, the global concentration of carbon dioxide, which is considered the main culprit of climate change, reached a record high.
Over the past year, 2.6 ppm increased, exceeding the average increase by 10%.
This year, the global industrial activity has decreased significantly due to the coronavirus, but the concentration of carbon dioxide will not decrease.
The World Meteorological Organization's WMO predicted that this year's global carbon dioxide emissions would decrease by 4 to 7%, but the increased amount of carbon dioxide already accumulated only slightly slows the rate of increase, and the overall concentration continues to rise.
Climate change is having a major impact, especially in the Arctic.
Arctic sea ice this year has frozen 17% less than normal.
[Kim Baek-min/Professor, Department of Environmental and Atmospheric Sciences, Pukyong National University: The Arctic situation is changing so rapidly.
In recent years, a high temperature phenomenon appears again, and there is a lot of ice (melted situation.)] A
lot of ice on the Russian side, which affects the climate of Korea, has also melted, and for this reason, the cold air of the Arctic is formed due to the high high pressure formed near the Ural Mountains. It easily crosses the Korean Peninsula.
Accordingly, the Korea Meteorological Administration predicted that the temperature in December, next month, will be lower than normal.
From this weekend to the beginning of December, next week, morning temperatures are expected to hover around the middle of the central region.
(Video editing: Park Ji-in)