2023 was officially the hottest year ever recorded, according to EU scientists

The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) of the European Union has officially announced that 2023 has now become the hottest year on record, likely surpassing temperatures observed over the past 100,000 years.

Director Carlo Buontempo from C3S has confirmed this alarming data, spanning back to 1850. The findings reveal that the global average temperature in 2023 was 1.48 degrees Celsius higher than the pre-industrial period (1850-1900).

Despite the objectives outlined in the 2015 Paris Agreement, aiming to restrict global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, 2023 experienced temperatures surpassing this limit on almost half of the days, triggering substantial concerns.

Moreover, in contradiction to climate targets, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions reached unprecedented levels in 2023. This marked the highest concentration of CO2 and the initial year where every day exceeded 1 degree Celsius hotter than the pre-industrial era, underscoring the urgency of addressing climate change issues.

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