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Global heatwave: Earth experiences unprecedented year of record-breaking temperatures

The planet’s string of record-breaking temperatures has continued for a full year, with May marking the 12th consecutive month for which its average temperature set a new record for that month, according to a report by RCI.

In total, the global average temperature for the last 12 months was the highest on record, at 1.63 C above the 1850-1900 pre-industrial average, according to new data from Copernicus, the European Union’s climate monitoring service.

For the past year, every turn of the calendar has turned up the heat,” said United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, in prepared remarks released ahead of a Wednesday news conference in New York City, to coincide with the release of the findings.

Guterres called on world leaders and corporations to take urgent action over the next 18 months to slash greenhouse gas emissions, boost climate finance and clamp down on the fossil fuel industry.

Our planet is trying to tell us something. But we don’t seem to be listening. We’re shattering global temperature records and reaping the whirlwind. It’s climate crunch time. Now is the time to mobilize, act and deliver.

In the past 12 months, people across the globe have been subjected to record-setting heat waves, droughts and storms made more likely by climate change.

Scientists have expressed alarm — and in some cases surprise — at the rate of warming over the past year.

Source: RCI. Read the full story here
Related: Global warming accelerating at ‘unprecedented’ pace, study warns
Image: Credit Sean Hurley from Pixabay

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