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EU Monitor: 2023 Likely to Be Hottest Year Ever

Wed 06 Sep 2023 | 02:19 PM
Rana Atef

2023 is named as the hottest year in human history, EU Climate Monitor said on Wednesday, calling this summer's Northern Hemisphere the warmest on record.

All northern countries witnessed various heatwaves, droughts and wildfires, especially in Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America which left a dramatic impact on economies, ecosystems, and human health.

The average global temperature in June, July, and August was 16.77 degrees Celsius (62.19 degrees Fahrenheit), breaking the previous 2019 record of 16.48C, the European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) said in a report.

C3S Deputy Director Samantha Burgess told AFP: "The three months that we've just had are the warmest in approximately 120,000 years, so effectively human history."

Last August was the hottest one on record except July 2023. 

The current status of climate was described by the UN Secretary-General Antonia Guterres.

Guterres said: "Climate breakdown has begun."

"Scientists have long warned what our fossil fuel addiction will unleash," continuing: "Our climate is imploding faster than we can cope, with extreme weather events hitting every corner of the planet."