2023 will be on track to be the hottest year in history, thanks to the hottest September


With temperatures 0.93C above the average for the same month between 1991 and 2020, September 2023 was the warmest September worldwide. In September 2020, the average surface temperature rose by 0.5°C to 16.38°C, breaking the previous record.

The hottest land and sea temperature

According to the WMO (World Meteorological Organization), this is the latest in a long line of unusual land and sea surface temperatures and is a warning about how quickly greenhouse gases (GHG) are altering the climate.

"The variations in temperature are huge, much larger than anything we have previously observed. According to agency Secretary-General Petteri Taalas, the season's Antarctic winter sea ice extent was the smallest on record.

We can anticipate these record-breaking temperatures to persist for months with cascading effects on our environment and society because the warming El Nio phenomenon is still unfolding, he continued.

India's recent weather conditions El Nino's effects on India's monsoon season are represented by some places receiving more rain than usual and others drying out completely.

‘dubious honour’

Climate change's combined effects with this year's advent of the El Nino weather pattern, which warms the surface waters in the eastern and central Pacific Ocean, are to blame for the rise in world temperatures.

Copernicus' deputy director, Samantha Burgess, voiced considerable worry over these startling numbers. According to her, 2023 is now in first place and is expected to be the warmest year ever, with temperatures about 1.4 degrees Celsius over preindustrial levels.

"The sense of urgency for ambitious climate action has never been more critical," she continued, noting that the COP28 UN climate change summit will be held in Dubai the following month.

The planet was 1.2C warmer than pre-industrial times in 2018, despite the fact that it did not break any records. The previous record was shared by the years 2016 and 2020, when temperatures were 1.25 degrees C higher on average.

Sea surface temperatures have also risen to dangerous levels in addition to land temperatures. In September, the average sea surface temperature over the 60°S–60°N latitudes rose to 20.92°C, the highest reading for the month ever and the second-highest monthly average ever, trailing only August 2023.

Additionally, the Arctic Sea ice extent is 18% below average while the Antarctic sea ice extent is still at a record low level for the time of year. These conclusions, which highlight the global scope of the problem, are based on billions of observations from satellites, ships, aircraft, and weather stations.


Source: https://news.un.org


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