Summer 2023 , Officially Becomes the , Hottest On Record.
'The Independent' reports that the summer of 2023 has officially been confirmed as the "hottest summer on record" experienced by the northern hemisphere.
According to scientists, August was about 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit hotter than in pre-industrial times.
Scientists from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said that August was the second-hottest month ever, coming in just behind July of 2023.
'The Independent' reports that the record-setting August came after a brutal summer that shattered records across continents.
The dog days of summer are not just barking, they are biting, Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary General, via 'The Independent'.
Climate breakdown has begun, Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary General, via 'The Independent'.
Both July and August come as warning signs that Earth is rapidly approaching the threshold set by the 2015 Paris Agreement to minimize catastrophic warming.
According to the University of Maine’s Climate Reanalyzer, September has continued to set record highs for this time of year.
What we are observing, not only new extremes but the persistence of these record-breaking conditions, and the impacts these have on both people and planet, are a clear consequence of the warming of the climate system, Carlo Buontempo, Copernicus Director, via 'The Independent'.
'The Independent' reports that several other records have been broken in 2023, including the hottest- ever temperature recorded in the world's oceans