Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Earth Records Highest Temperatures in Last 12 Months

Over the past year, Earth’s temperatures have been consistently breaking records, with May being the 12th month in a row to set new highs.

According to data from Copernicus, the global average temperature was 1.63°C higher than the pre-industrial average from 1850-1900.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for urgent action to cut greenhouse gas emissions, boost climate finance, and reduce reliance on the fossil fuel industry.

Scientists explain that the significant temperature increase is due to factors like the El Niño weather pattern and a decrease in pollution from shipping.

Guterres stressed the critical nature of the situation, saying, “Our planet is trying to tell us something. It’s climate crunch time.” He highlighted that immediate and substantial actions are necessary to prevent further damage to our environment. This includes making significant changes in how we produce and use energy, as well as increasing funding for climate-related initiatives.

The combination of natural events and human activities is pushing global temperatures to dangerous levels, and experts warn that without swift and decisive measures, the consequences could be severe. Efforts must be made globally to address these challenges and work towards a more sustainable future.

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