UN climate report says 2023 was ‘off the charts’

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As the Earth endured its hottest year on file In 2023, records were also broken in six other climate change metrics, according to a UN report released Tuesday.

He State of the Global Climate Report 2023 published by the World Meteorological Organization – the UN climate agency – confirmed what has already been widely reported.

However, the WMO said 2023 also capped the planet’s warmest 10-year period on record.

According to the report, the world’s average near-surface temperature in 2023 was 1.45 degrees Celsius (2.61 degrees Fahrenheit) above the pre-industrial baseline.

“We have never been so close – even temporarily for the moment – ​​to the 1.5° C (2.7 degrees F) lower limit of the Paris Climate Agreement. climate change“WMO Secretary-General Celeste Saulo said in a statement about the report.

“The WMO community is sounding the Red Alert to the world.”

In a tweet about the report, the WMO used a spiral graph to show how global temperatures have warmed since the 19th century.

“2023 gave new meaning to the phrase ‘off the charts,'” the scientists wrote in the tweet.

The State of the Global Climate 2023 report published by the World Meteorological Organization (the UN climate agency) confirmed what has already been widely reported. Weather in Fox

“The changes are accelerating”

The global temperature was not the only record broken in 2023.

According to the report, records for greenhouse gases, ocean heat and sea level rise reached record levels last year.

Antarctic sea ice extent also hit a record low, while Arctic sea ice remained well below normal.

According to the report, the world’s average near-surface temperature in 2023 was 1.45 degrees Celsius (2.61 degrees Fahrenheit) above the pre-industrial baseline. Weather in Fox

The Greenland ice sheet continued to lose mass after the world’s largest island experienced its warmest summer on record.

A set of glaciers around the world used as a reference also experienced the largest ice loss ever recorded.

“Sirens are blaring on all major indicators… Some records not only top the charts, they break them. And changes are accelerating,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said in a statement about the report.

Renewable energy also sets a record

Scientists said renewable energy generation (solar, wind and hydro) also set records in 2023, with capacity increasing by 50% from 2022 for a total of 510 gigawatts.

Scientists said renewable energy had become a focus for climate action because of its potential to achieve goals aimed at reducing the amount of greenhouse gases.

Countries have set a goal of tripling global renewable energy capacity to 11,000 gigawatts by 2030.





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