2023 breaks global records, becomes hottest year in 1,00,000 years

2023 broke all global records and became the hottest year in the last 1 lakh years after Earth witnessed its hottest temperatures on record.

The year 2023 has broken all global records and become the hottest year in the last 1,00,000 years. Last year, Earth witnessed its hottest temperatures on record. According to the European climate agency, this broke the global annual heat records.

Reliable reports revealed that the year 2023 was about 1.5 degree Celsius higher than the pre-industrial times. This in fact lies just below the 1.5 degrees Celsius limit which was set in the 2015 Paris Climate accord. This aimed at preventing the most severe effects of global warming.

The first month of 2024 is expected to continue this trend, likely surpassing the 1.5 degree Celsius threshold for the first time in a 12-month period. Scientists have also emphasized that in order to breach this boundary, the Earth would require to maintain an average warming of 1.5 degrees over two to three decades. This information was given by Copernicus Climate Change Service (CCCS) Deputy Director Samantha Burgess.

Burgess also emphasized on the importance of strictly adhering to the 1.5-degree goal. This is because it will impact not only the current generation but also the future ones. However, the consequences of not addressing climate change affect lives, requiring immediate measures to mitigate risks.

The record breaking temperature in the hottest year 2023 led to several challenging conditions. Further, fatalities were even witnessed in several regions across Europe, North America, and China. Scientists suggest that such extremities in weather conditions can lead to warming climate, including droughts in parts of Africa, heavy rainfall in Libya, and wildfires in Canada.

While acknowledging the need to move away from fossil fuels, the recently held climate talks in the UN in December lacked concrete ideas on how to achieve this goal. The Copernicus reported that the global average temperature in 2023 exceeded the 2016 recorded, with the annual average temperature reaching 14.98 degree Celsius.

Samantha burgess also highlighted that 2023 kept breaking records for seven consecutive months, making it quite the exception for over half of the year. The primary reason behind this warming is the increasing amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. This is primarily due to the burning of coal, oil, and natural gases. Other factors also include the El Nino effect, oscillations in the Arctic region, southern and Indian oceans, and excessive solar activity.

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