2023 on track to be the hottest year on record, say scientists
23:00, Wednesday, 08 November, 2023
The world is set to have been hotter in 2023 than in any other year on record, scientists have declared, before a landmark climate summit this month. We can say with near certainty that 2023 will be the warmest year on record, and is currently 1.43C above the pre-industrial average,” said Samantha Burgess, the deputy director of the Copernicus Climate Change Service․ By burning fossil fuels and destroying nature, humans have pumped heat-trapping gases into the atmosphere that have raised the temperature of planet by 1.2C since the Industrial Revolution. Akshay Deoras, a meteorology research scientist at the University of Reading, said: “The sizzling October 2023 is another unfortunate example that shows how temperature records are getting shattered by a humongous margin. Within this year, extreme heatwaves and droughts made much worse by these extreme temperatures have caused thousands of deaths and our planet continues to pass through unfortunate milestones in its meteorological history, and it won’t be surprising to see new records in subsequent month, said Frederic Otto. Copernicus found the average global mean temperature between January and October 2023 was the highest on record. It beat the 10-month average for 2016.