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The official record-holder for temperature in Europe, the Copernicus Climate Change Service, has proclaimed 2023 to be the warmest year ever. This announcement has been made following an “extraordinary” November—the sixth consecutive record-breaking month. By 2023, the average global temperature will have risen 1.46 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
November 2023 broke previous temperature records, with 1.46 degrees Celsius more warmth than pre-industrial levels. A remarkable occurrence occurred in November when temperatures were recorded two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels for two days.
Six Record-Breaking Months:
According to the Copernicus Climate Change Service, 2023 saw two record-breaking seasons and six months. The unprecedentedly high worldwide temperatures, especially in November, have concluded that 2023 will go down in history as the warmest year ever recorded.
The COP28 talks in Dubai are more pressing now that 2023 has been declared the hottest year on record. The current negotiations are essential to discuss the commitments and advancements about curbing global warming and developing measures to counteract climate change.
Impacts of Extreme Weather:
Devastating catastrophic weather events associated with climate change occurred in 2023 despite increased carbon emissions. These incidents highlight the urgent need for bold measures to lessen the effects of climate change and make the transition to a sustainable future.
Debate on Fossil Fuel Fate:
The future of fossil fuels is discussed at the COP28, with phrases like “phase out” and “phase down” being explored. A new concept is being explored that calls for an “orderly and just” phase-out of fossil fuels, stressing the necessity for varying dates depending on each country’s development level and hydrocarbon reliance.
Threshold of 1.5 degrees Celsius:
Concerns about approaching the 1.5 degree Celsius threshold over pre-industrial levels—a critical restriction in the Paris climate agreement—are raised by the announcement that 2023 will be the hottest year on record.
Tipping Points Warning:
The importance of tackling climate change is underscored by scientists alerting us to 26 Earth “tipping points” that could precipitate worldwide irreversible disasters.
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