2023 is likely to become the hottest year on record with global temperatures 0.66 C above average!
In 2023, extreme temperatures have led to heatwaves across Europe, North America, and Asia, wildfires raging in Canada and Greece and heavy rainfall worldwide.
According to Berkeley Earth dataset, June 2023 set a record by a large margin (~0.2C) as the warmest June since records began in the mid-1800s. The three-month period from June through August surpassed previous records by a large margin, with an average temperature of 16.8 degrees Celsius (62.2F) – 0.66C above average as mentioned by Reuters (https://www.reuters.com/business/environment/august-was-hottest-ever-recorded-third-straight-month-set-record-2023-09-06/).
Air temperatures this summer were 1.18°F (0.66°C) above average, hitting a global average of 62.18°F (16.77°C) – the highest since records began in 1940. Copernicus also announced that last month was the warmest August on record globally, and warmer than all other months except July 2023.
The Copernicus climate change service (C3S) temperature readings are based on a variety of platforms and instruments, from weather stations to weather balloons and satellites. (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-12486371/This-summer-officially-hottest-RECORD-Global-temperatures-0-66-C-average-experts-warn-climate-breakdown-begun.html) In January of 2023 alone, at least eight European countries recorded their warmest January day ever: Liechtenstein, the Czech Republic, Poland, the Netherlands, Belarus, Lithuania, Denmark and Latvia which has been attributed to climate change.
But here is the silver lining: Amidst this scorching reality, communities worldwide are showing incredible resilience. They’re coming together to adapt and confront this challenge head-on. From innovative heat-resilient infrastructures to sustainable cooling solutions, individuals and organisations are making strides toward a more climate-resilient future.
As we enjoy the summer sun responsibly, let’s not forget the urgency of addressing climate change. Together, we can raise awareness, advocate for sustainable practices, and support initiatives combatting the effects of a warming planet.
Let’s make 2023 the year we turn the tide in our fight against climate change! #ClimateAction #2023HeatWave
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