What has been deemed as the hottest decade is almost over.
But that does not mean an end to the global climate crisis.
2019 is on course to become the second or third warmest year on record.
To address the climate crisis delegates from across the world are gathering in Madrid for the 25th Conference of Parties or COP25.
For more on this, eNCA speaks to Professor Francis Engelbrecht from the Wits University, Global Change Institute.