The Copernicus Climate Change Service reported that 2023 could be the hottest year on record.
The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), funded by the European Union (EU), stated that 2023 could be the hottest year on record.
C3S shared the temperature data for 2023 in the report published on its website. The report stated that, in terms of temperature averages around the world, the temperature in 2023 is 0.10 degrees Celsius higher than 2016, which was previously recorded as the hottest year.
The report stated that this year’s average temperature was 1.43 degrees Celsius above the average before the industrial revolution, and it was stated that 2023 could be the hottest year on record so far.
‘TEMPERATURE BREAKED A RECORD’
The report stated that the average temperature in October around the world this year broke a record with 15.3 degrees Celsius.
The report stated that the temperature recorded in October 2023 was 0.85 degrees Celsius higher than the average temperature in 1991-2020, and it was 0.40 degrees Celsius higher than the average in 2019, when the previous hottest October was experienced.
The report said sea ice extent in Antarctica measured in October remained 11 percent below average, marking the sixth consecutive month that ice extent was at record lows for this time of year.
C3S Deputy Director Samantha Burgess said, “We can almost say with certainty that 2023 will be the hottest year on record. “There is a need for serious action for the climate before the 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations (UN) Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28),” he said. (AA)
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