From 2018 · Wildfires in Sweden. Snow in the Moroccan desert. These are just two of many extreme weather events the World Meteorological Organization documents in its 2018 report “The State of the Global Climate,” released ahead of this year’s climate summit in Katowice, Poland. This report meticulously documents how steadily rising global temperatures negatively affect local ecosystems, and disrupt the lives and livelihoods of millions of people. The data serves as a stark reminder of the urgency of curbing global warming before it is too late.