London, 9 January 2024 (TDI): The convergence of the natural El Niño weather pattern and the undeniable impact of human-induced climate change has unequivocally marked 2023 as the hottest year on record.
As revealed by the EU’s climate agency, the global temperature soared to a staggering 1.48 degrees Celsius above the long-term average, tracing back before substantial fossil fuel consumption.
A recent investigation, shed light on the alarming reality that nearly every day since July has set a new record high for the season, amplifying concerns regarding the unprecedented escalation of temperatures.
Adding to this concerning trend, sea surface temperatures have not just risen but shattered previous records, emphasizing the severity of the situation.
The Met Office’s recent report unveiled that the UK experienced its second-hottest year on record in 2023, corroborating the global trend of escalating temperatures, further highlighted by these recent milestones.
These relentless records not only signify the severity of the situation but also point toward a perilous trajectory, bringing the world dangerously close to missing vital international climate targets.
Renowned atmospheric science professor Andrew Dessler from Texas A&M University expressed astonishment at the extent to which these records were shattered. “What struck me was not just that  was record-breaking, but the amount by which it broke previous records,” remarked Prof Dessler.