Two new reports confirm that 2023 will be the hottest year in modern history.
We are witnessing global warming in real time.
This week it was confirmed that 2023 is the hottest year in the past 125,000 years – meaning we’ve already seen the 12 warmest months in human history (give or take a few years).
While we still have more than a month until 2024, EU scientists say it is “almost certain” that this year will be the hottest in recorded history after five consecutive months of “record extinction”. Temperatures.
October significantly surpassed the previous temperature record set in 2019.
“The record was broken by 0.4 degrees Celsius, which is a huge difference,” said Samantha Burgess, deputy director of C3S, who described the October 2023 temperatures as “pretty significant.” Maximum’.
Globally, the average surface air temperature in October was 1.7°C warmer than the same month in the period between 1850 and 1900, the pre-industrial period.
All of the world’s 7.3 billion people are exposed to temperatures caused by global warming for at least ten days a year. A quarter of us were exposed to dangerous extreme heat.
“These impacts will increase as long as we continue to burn oil and natural gas,” says Andrew Pershing, vice president of science at Climate Central.
“This is the highest temperature our planet has seen in about 125,000 years.” Years’.
The main cause of this increase in temperature is human-made climate change along with natural climate fluctuations such as rising ocean temperatures.
However, for countries closer to the equator, the effect was more severe. Places like Jamaica and Rwanda have faced temperatures that have become four times more bearable due to climate change.
It is estimated that 700 cities with at least 1 million people experienced extreme heat this year, and daytime temperatures in these areas are expected to be hot less than 1% of the time.
The increasing frequency of climate-related disasters has left many feeling helpless. It is a stark reminder that the consequences of our collective actions are no longer limited to the future – but are unfolding before our eyes.
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