Due to climate change, January 2024 is the warmest on record

2024-02-08 2024-02-08T13:29:54Z
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Arab Weather - The European Union announced today, Thursday, that last January was the hottest month ever in the world, with an exceptional heat wave resulting from climate change continuing. According to the Union's Copernicus Climate Change Observatory, which dates back to 1950, temperatures last month exceeded those recorded in January of 2020, which was the warmest on record.

2023 is the hottest year on record

This comes after 2023 was classified as the hottest year on Earth, according to global records dating back to 1850. This rise in temperatures is attributed to human-induced climate change, as well as the El Niño weather phenomenon, which is characterized by rising surface water temperatures in Eastern Pacific. Since last June, every month has been the hottest in the world ever compared to the corresponding month in previous years.

July 2023 witnessed the record breaking of the highest temperatures ever in the world, with temperatures reaching a difference of 0.33 degrees Celsius higher than July 2019, according to the same observatory. Before that, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, warned that humanity had passed the stage of climate warming and entered a “stage of global boiling.”

“Not only was January the warmest on record, but we also witnessed a 12-month period in which temperatures increased more than 1.5°C above pre-industrial normal,” said Samantha Burgess, deputy director of Copernicus.

“Rapid reductions in greenhouse gas emissions are the only way to stop the rise in global temperatures,” Burgess noted. Scientists revealed that data derived from ice samples, tree rings, and others indicated that the year 2023 was the hottest in the history of the Earth in more than 100,000 years.


Source: Agencies

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.
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