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The planet has recorded its highest 12-month average temperature on record, exceeding 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit (1.5C) of warming. This measurement was announced by the European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S). Scientists warn that passing this threshold could cause irreversible harm to the planet and future generations. However, they clarify that this one-year average does not necessarily mean that the Earth has permanently crossed the line.
Last year was the hottest year on record, and scientists suspect El Niño and global warming combined to make it the hottest year in 100,000 years.
If energy production does not shift towards renewable sources, this trend of increasing temperatures will continue. Climate scientists state that global warming projections rely on available data, which can have some degree of uncertainty. While some past projections have come true, there is still uncertainty regarding future predictions for our planet's future.
If energy production around the world does not shift away from fossil fuels toward renewable sources, this trend will worsen, climate scientists said.