Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Record Breaking Heat Past 8 Years Were The Warmest Ever Faced by Earth

According to six major worldwide temperature datasets compiled by the World Meteorological Organization, the previous eight years have been the warmest on record globally, driven by growing greenhouse gas concentrations and accumulated heat.

Approximately 1.15 [1.02 to 1.27] °C above pre-industrial (1850-1900) levels, on average, was the worldwide temperature in 2022. According to all datasets provided by WMO, 2022 was the eighth year in a row (from 2015 to 2022) where annual global temperatures were at least 1°C higher than pre-industrial levels. The eight hottest years on record occur from 2015 to 2022. The possibility of temporarily exceeding the 1.5°C limit set forth in the Paris Agreement is growing.

The 10-year average temperature for the years 2013 to 2022 is 1.14 [1.02 to 1.27] °C higher than the pre-industrial average of the years 1850 to 1900. This shows that long-term warming is still occurring when compared to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Sixth Assessment report’s estimate of 1.09°C from 2011 to 2020.

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