On Friday the average global temperature was 2 degrees Celsius above that of the pre-industrial era. This is what happened for the first time in history – said specialists from the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), an Earth observation and climate monitoring satellite program implemented by the European Commission and the European Space Agency.
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Another climate record
Due to historically high temperatures Many scientists expect that 2023 may be the hottest year in human history. Preliminary data show that on Friday, November 17, the average global temperature on Earth was 2.07 degrees Celsius higher than the pre-industrial average – said Dr. Samantha Burgess, deputy director of the Copernicus program.
It was the first day during which the global temperature was more than 2 degrees Celsius above the level in 1850-1900, Dr. Burgess wrote on the X website.
Initial data showed temperatures higher by 2.06 degrees Celsius, then Dr. Burgess announced on social media that ultimately the difference was 2.07 degrees C.
2023 – a year of inglorious records
The Paris Agreement signed in 2015 includes a climate goal of preventing the average global temperature from increasing by more than 1.5 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial times.-
It is estimated that the current climate is 1.2 degrees Celsius warmer than that in the period 1850-1900. Another heat record this year is proof that achieving this goal may be very difficult. Previously, it turned out, among other things, that October was the warmest in human history, just like any other earlier month 2023, starting from June – according to Copernicus data.
COP28: Finding solutions in Dubai
November 30 starts in Dubai COP28 climate conferenceduring which world leaders will try to find ways to stop global warming.
During the conference, the first official assessment of the implementation of the Paris Agreement is to be made and, if possible, the introduction of appropriate countermeasures. COP28 will last until December 12.
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