Rising Temperature Statistics: 2023 is the Warmest Year

Rising Temperature

Research conducted by NASA, NOAA and several other climate research organizations reported that 2023 had the most average rising temperature till now which made 2023 to be considered as the hottest year. The monthly anomaly is on an increasing trend which denotes the gradual temperature rise over the past years.

In this year, the consideration became obvious in November because a series of marine heat and El Nino began to dominate Earth’s overall temperature. Note that, El Nino refers to the above-average sea surface temperature.

El Nino also is responsible for heating and cooling vast areas of the ocean that significantly influences the temperature of specific regions in the earth. In June 2023, climate data scientists predicted that El Nino would arrive due to human-driven global warming which may rise the global temperature to its peak.

By November 2023, NOAA reported that the global surface temperature of January to November was 2.07 degrees Fahrenheit above the 1901-2000 average of 57.2 degrees, whereas in 2016 it was ten times lower.

Also, the European Union climate scientists informed in a report that the global average temperature of January to November 2023 is 1.46 degrees Celsius which is the highest level on record. 

The deputy director at the European Commission’s Copernicus Climate Change Service stated regarding the issue that the earth never had been this warm from the last 120000 years. Also, in July 2023, the global temperature broke every past record of highest temperature. Again, in November 2023, that November is considered as the warmest November till now.

Moreover, global sea surface temperature rose abnormally that led to the surface temperature being 0.51C above the 1991-2020 average. Alongside July, half of the year hit the most temperature record. For instance, the year 2023 had six record-breaking months and two record-breaking seasons.

According to WMO, data until the start of November insights that 2023 was about 1.40 degrees above the pre-industrial 1850-1900 baseline with a margin of uncertainty 0.12 degree Celsius higher or lower.

WMO also stated that, before 2023, 2016 and 2020 had the equal level of heat and were considered as the warmest years. Surprisingly, the 2023 average temperature till January to October overwhelmed these two years, with two more months left remaining.

Director of climate science at the Union of Concerned Scientists asserted that wealthy and high-emitting countries contributed to the highest overall heat. According to the director, if these countries do proper maintenance on fossil fuels, then it will help limit the rising temperature and climate change influences.

Experts say that the long-term global average temperature should be less than the range between 1.5 to 2.0 degrees Celsius to prevent any sort of catastrophic event that has the ability to kill wildlife, destroy crops and cause severe diseases.

Unfortunately, climate scientists could not give any better predictions about this rising temperature for the future years. As long as the greenhouse gas emission is on a rise, any sort of different outcomes cannot be seen in the upcoming years as well.

Since the emission will keep rising, the overall temperature of 2024 has the deadly potential to surpass the scorching heat of 2023.

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