Climate change: 2024 is set to surpass the killer heat of ’23

It was last month hottest June on record The EU’s climate agency announced on Monday, a dire development that means 2024 could surpass last summer’s record slaughter record.

The Copernicus climate service announced that all months since June 2023, a total of 13 consecutive months, have been the warmest months on record compared to corresponding months in previous years.

Climate change has been linked to last year’s El Nino weather phenomenon, which lasted until 2024 and is only now starting to fade, and temperatures are expected to ease in the coming months.

However, already available data suggests that 2024 could surpass 2023, possibly as the hottest year on record Hottest in 100,000 years.

Friederike Otto, a climate scientist at Imperial College London, told Reuters the likelihood was “hig

“I’m now estimating that there’s about a 95% chance we’ll beat the 2023 record,” said Ziki Hausfader, a researcher at the non-governmental organization Berkeley Earth.

As the Northern Hemisphere is still in the midst of a difficult summer, the high temperatures are already taking their toll.

This is a situation reminiscent of the consequences of 2023, when Greece and other parts of Europe will experience an unusually long heat wave. Dehydrated Spain lost almost its entire wheat crop, Argentina suffered major damage to soybean production, and Canada experienced its worst fire season in history.

Climate change is also believed to be playing a role Storm to Daniel It brought unprecedented amounts of rain to Greece and caused floods that claimed thousands of lives in Libya.

In the 12 months ending in June, the planet’s average surface temperature was 1.64 degrees above pre-industrial levels, which is described as a large deviation.

At the Paris climate summit in 2015, the international community set a target of limiting temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels by the end of the century.

This limit has not been exceeded because it implies a rise in temperature that will continue for decades. However, it is clearly ominous that the years 2023 and 2024 will pass the agreement barrier.

According to the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), net greenhouse gas emissions must be zero by 2050 to meet the Paris target.

However, instead of decreasing, carbon dioxide emissions are increasing and peaking in 2023. It reached a record high of 37.4 billion tons.

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