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Wednesday, Jul 24, 2024

2024 Predicted to Be World's Hottest Year

June 2024 has set new records as the hottest June ever. Every month since June 2023 has been the hottest on record for that specific month. Scientists believe there is a 95% chance that 2024 will be the hottest year on record.
June 2024 has set new records as the hottest June ever, reported by the EU's Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S).

Every month since June 2023 has been the hottest on record for that specific month.

This trend, driven by human-caused climate change and the El Nino phenomenon, suggests that 2024 could become the hottest year since records began in the mid-1800s.

Zeke Hausfather from Berkeley Earth estimates a 95% chance that 2024 will surpass 2023 in terms of global surface temperatures.

The high temperatures are already causing severe impacts worldwide, with over 1,000 deaths during the haj pilgrimage and numerous heat-related fatalities in places like New Delhi and Greece.

Friederike Otto from Imperial College London also anticipates 2024 to be a record-breaking hot year.

The ongoing El Nino effect, alongside greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels, significantly contribute to this warming.

Despite global promises to curb emissions, the world has failed to reverse the trend, leading to higher temperatures.

C3S confirmed that the world's average temperature for the 12 months ending in June 2024 is the highest on record, at 1.64 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial average.
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