According to the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Monitoring Service (C3S), October 2023 has broken the record high temperature of October 2019. Ms Samantha Burgess, Deputy Director of C3S, said that the record has been broken by 0.4 degrees Celsius and this is a huge difference.
theo reuters, the Copernicus data set goes back to 1940. “When we combine our data with that of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), we can say that this was the hottest year in the last 125,000 years” – said Ms Burgess. IPCC’s long-term data includes information from sources such as ice cores, tree rings and coral sediments.
The above warming is the result of continued greenhouse gas emissions from human activities, combined with the occurrence of the extreme weather phenomenon El Niño this year, which is causing surface waters to warm in the East. Prashant.
Typically, Australia had its driest October recorded in more than 20 years due to the influence of El Nino. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology said on November 8 that more and more places are experiencing rainfall deficit and it is becoming more and more serious.
People enjoy cooling off at a fountain during a heat wave in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo in late September. Photo: Reuters
Climate change is also fueling a number of extreme weather events so far this year, such as floods that killed thousands in Libya, extreme heat in South America and the worst wildfire season on record Canada received.
“We cannot let this year’s floods, wildfires, storms and destructive heat become the new normal. By rapidly reducing greenhouse gas emissions over the next decade, we can halve the rate of global warming” – of Leeds Climate scientist Mr. Pierce Forster University (UK), called.
Although countries have set ambitious targets to reduce emissions, they have not yet been able to achieve them. Global CO2 emissions will be at a record high in 2022.
Mr Richard Allen, climate scientist at the University of Reading (UK), also stressed: “Only by rapidly and massively reducing greenhouse gas emissions across all sectors can we avoid repeated heat records. “