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UN says 2023 is the hottest year in human history

The agency said all the indicators have surpassed the threshold, and the move to overcome the climate crisis is more critical than ever.

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DUBAI: The current year is set to become the hottest year in human history, the UN agency report has revealed.

The World Meteorological Organization confirmed that the earth warmed between 1.3 and 1.5 degrees Celsius this year alone.

The agency said all the indicators have surpassed the threshold, and the move to overcome the climate crisis is more critical than ever.

GHG are record high

“Greenhouse gas levels are record high. Global temperatures are record high. Sea level rise is record high. Antarctic sea ice is record low,”

World Meteorological Organization Secretary-General Petteri Taalas said.

The General Secretary further said that 2023 saw the first tangible consequences of climate change in the form of intense heat waves and catastrophic floods.

UN says 2023 is the hottest year in human history
Fossil fuels – coal, oil and gas – are by far the largest contributor to global climate change

We need leaders to act

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said they already have the roadmap, but the world leaders have to act. “We have the road map to limit the rise in global temperature to 1.5 degrees Celsius and avoid the worst of climate chaos.

But we need leaders to fire the starting gun at COP28 on a race to keep the 1.5 degree limit alive,” Guterres said in a video message at the COP28 summit.

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