First time world exceeds 1.5C warming limit over 12-month period
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For the first time on record, global warming has exceeded temperatures of 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) over a 12-month period, European climate monitors have said, in what scientists called a warning to humanity.
The European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) reported the run of exceptional heat on Thursday, measuring temperatures between February 2023 to January 2024 to record the highest 12-month global temperature average on record.
Storms, drought, and fires lashed the planet as climate change and the El Nino weather phenomenon contributed to making 2023 the planet's hottest year in global records going back to 1850. The extremes have continued into 2024, with global temperatures reaching 1.52C above the 19th-century benchmark. However, the world has not yet permanently breached the crucial 1.5C warming threshold target outlined in the Paris climate agreement, which is measured over decades.
Scientists said, however, that the world has not yet permanently breached the crucial 1.5C warming threshold target outlined in the Paris climate agreement, which is measured over decades.
The world also experienced its hottest January on record, continuing a run of exceptional heat fueled by climate change. C3S reported that January 2024 surpassed the previous warmest January in its records going back to 1950, highlighting the ongoing trend of increasing temperatures.
The world also experienced its hottest January on record, continuing a run of exceptional heat fueled by climate change, C3S said.
Read at www.aljazeera.com
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