World to warm by nearly 3 degrees Celsius without aggressive action, warns UN reportAbdul Gh Lone 21 November 2023 0 COMMENTS
Countries’ current pledges to limit climate change would still put the world on a path to warm by nearly 3 degrees Celsius this century, showed an analysis by the United Nations released on Monday.
The annual Emissions Gap Report was released ahead of a crucial climate summit that begins next week in Dubai. It found that the world faces between 2.5 degrees Celsius and 2.9 degrees Celsius of warming above pre-industrial levels if governments do not take more aggressive climate action.
The report said that the daily global average temperatures exceeded 1.5 degrees Celsius above mid-19th century levels on 86 days this year until October. “September was the hottest recorded month ever, with global average temperatures 1.8°C above pre-industrial levels,” it added.
On Friday, global average temperature was more than 2 degrees Celsius hotter than pre-industrial levels for the first time on record, European Union’s Copernicus Climate Service said.
Provisional ERA5 global temperature for 17th November from @CopernicusECMWF was 1.17°C above 1991-2020 – the warmest on record.
Our best estimate is that this was the first day when global temperature was more than 2°C above 1850-1900 (or pre-industrial) levels, at 2.06°C. pic.twitter.com/jXF8oRZeip
— Dr Sam Burgess 🌍🌡🛰 (@OceanTerra) November 19, 2023
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