'Truly terrifying': 2023 confirmed as hottest year on record

James Murray
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Excerpt from the surface air temperature anomaly image for 2023 shown below. Data source: ERA5. Credit: C3S/ECMWF
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Excerpt from the surface air temperature anomaly image for 2023 shown below. Data source: ERA5. Credit: C3S/ECMWF

Copernicus confirms global average air surface temperatures hit 1.48C above pre-industrial levels last year, as scientists warn record likely to be breached again this year

The world has just experienced its hottest year in an estimated 100,000 years, and 2024 is likely to prove hotter still. That is that headline conclusion from a new update from the EU's Copernicus Climate...

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