Currently — September 14, 2023: Earth now likely to top 1.5°C this year
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The weather, currently.
The latest checkup on 2023’s expected annual temperature has come in hot.
According to the August numbers from Berkeley Earth, there’s now a greater than 99% chance that this year ends as the hottest year in recorded history. Even more worryingly, there’s also now a 55% chance that 2023 will be the first year to top the 1.5°C threshold — eclipsing the mark set out by the world as a line in the sand at the 2015 Paris Climate Conference.
Between the strengthening El Niño and the recent record warmth, the global average in 2023 is on pace to become the warmest year ever directly measured.
There is now even a significant chance (~55%) that temperatures in 2023 exceed the 1.5 °C threshold.
— Dr. Robert Rohde (@RARohde)
Sep 13, 2023
From Berkeley Earth:
Breaching the 1.5°C threshold would further lock in irreversible changes in the Earth’s land, ocean, ice, biosphere and atmosphere and underscores the need to continue ramping up pressure on governments and people in power to rapidly transition our economy to stop using fossil fuels. Read more at Berkeley Earth.
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