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Do you believe them? 2023 is on track to become hottest year on record, claims EU climate service

Average global temperatures this year are on track to be the warmest on record, 0.52 degrees above average, the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service said, reports Breaking News.

Scientists say climate change, combined with the rise of the El Niño weather phenomenon, which is warming surface waters in the eastern and central Pacific, contributed to the recent record temperatures.

“The unprecedented temperatures for the time of year observed in September – following a record summer – have broken records by an extraordinary amount. This extreme month has pushed 2023 into the dubious honour of first place – on track to be the warmest year and around 1.4 degrees above preindustrial average temperatures,” Samantha Burgess, Copernicus’ deputy director said in a statement, reports Breaking News.

The institute added that global temperatures from January to September were 1.4 degrees above the pre-industrial average (from 1850 to 1900), as climate change pushed global temperatures to new records and short-term weather patterns also influenced temperature changes.

Last month was the world’s warmest September, 0.93 degrees above the average temperature for the same month from 1991 to 2020, and this month’s global temperature was the most unusually warm month of any year according to the ERA5 dataset, which dates back.

“Two months out from COP28, the sense of urgency for ambitious climate action has never been more critical,” Burgess said, referring to the United Nations Climate Change Conference, reports Breaking News.

“What is especially worrying is that the warming El Niño event is still developing, and so we can expect these record-breaking temperatures to continue for months, with cascading impacts on our environment and society,” World Meteorological Organisation secretary-general Petteri Taalas said, reports Breaking News.

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