Things are not going well in the fight against climate change. We are not doing enough, and temperatures are rising faster than the most pessimistic forecasts. The European Union has published data for 2023 through the Copernicus climate network, which confirms the same as other sources: 2023 was the hottest year since records existfor nearly 200 years.
As shown European Union report, In 2023, the record for the average temperature across the planet was broken, reaching 14.98 degrees Celsius.. This exceeds the previous record of 2016. The temperature does not appear to be high, but we must take into account that its average is Temperature From the poles.
What is even more alarming is that for the first time in history, Every day of the year was one degree Celsius higher than in the pre-industrial era, between 1850 and 1900. On average, 1.48°C over 100 years ago. It was thought that this temperature would not be reached until 2030.
2023, the hottest year in history
Depending on each country, there are agreements and plans to not reach 1.5°C between 2030 and 2035. Although we have remained at approximately this level this year, the average over the decade is still lower, so the target level can be maintained. ..If countries take the matter seriously.
In this chart you can see Average global temperature month by month from 1940 to 2023:
The red line for 2023 is the highest. but What is troubling is not just the value, but its form.
In all previous years since 1940, the graph contains some months that experienced record peak temperatures, but then fall below other years. but, In the chart for 2023, starting in June, the temperature record for each month is broken, one by one. There is no descent. The problem isn't just the log, it's that it persists over the months.
In this other chart we see Temperature deviation in 2023 by region:
as we seeEurope is one of the regions most affected by Climate changeWith temperatures rising by 2 degrees Celsius, which is higher than the global average of 1.48 degrees Celsius.
But the most disturbing thing is Higher temperatures in colder regions: at the poles. There temperatures rose as much as 6 degrees above the historical average. The two poles are disintegrating, and this will only worsen the situation.
What is the reason for this catastrophic temperature record? There are several factors. The main thing is El Niño climate phenomenonIt is weak, and prevents temperatures from falling and more rain falling, which causes more drought.
They contributed too Global warming is enhanced by emissions from hunga tonga volcano, and polluting gasesWhich broke records again, despite the emergence of renewable energies.
2023 was the hottest year in history, according to the European Union's Copernicus climate satellites.. Nature keeps sending us warnings, but we still don't respond.
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