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Potential for 2023 to be the warmest in 100,000 years

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Feb 13, 2024

The EU’s Copernicus service has stated that last year was the hottest in the history of measurements and probably also the hottest for at least tens of thousands of years. According to the Climate Service, the limit considered critical for warming has already been almost exceeded. The Deputy Director of the Copernicus Service, Samantha Burgess, stated that 2023 was the first year when every day was one degree warmer than in the pre-industrial period. The report also mentioned extensive wildfires in Canada, severe drought in the Horn of Africa and the Middle East, and heat waves in Europe, the United States, and China. Winter temperatures in Australia and South America were also exceptionally high.

Professor Ed Hawkins, an expert in climate change at the University of Reading, warns that “events like this will only get worse until we have moved away from fossil fuels and reached a net-zero level of emissions.” He predicts that “we will suffer the consequences of our current inaction for many generations.”

The publication of the Copernicus report and its final results came a month after the Dubai climate conference reached an agreement on the gradual phase-out of fossil fuels. This serves as a call to action, highlighting the urgent need for a transition away from fossil fuels and towards a more sustainable future for generations to come.

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