2023 is virtually certain to be the hottest year on record, scientists say | ET REALITY


October 2023 was the warmest October on record globally, according to data from European climate scientists released Wednesday. It comes on the heels of the hottest September ever recorded and the hottest summer months globally, completing a year of record temperatures across the planet.

“We can say with almost certainty that 2023 will be the warmest year on record and is currently 1.43 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial average,” Samantha Burgess, deputy director of the Copernicus Climate Change Service, said in a statement.

The analysis, which relies heavily on computer models, uses billions of measurements from satellites, ships, planes and weather stations around the world. The difference in global temperature compared to the long-term average for October 2023 was the second highest of all months in the Copernicus data set, behind only September 2023. The analysis includes data from January 1940 until the present.

About the September data, Zeke Hausfather, a research scientist at Berkeley Earth, writes: “As global temperatures have broken records and reached dangerous new highs again and again in recent months, my climate scientist colleagues and I have almost “We have run out of adjectives to describe what we have seen.”

The United Nations Climate Change Conference, known as COP28, is scheduled to begin in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates at the end of the month.

“The sense of urgency for ambitious climate action ahead of COP28 has never been greater,” said Dr Burgess.

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