Global temperature has breached the critical climate threshold of 1.5°C for an entire year, marking a significant deviation from the 2015 Paris Agreement’s aim.
Although the breach doesn’t fully compromise what the world leaders agreed on in 2015, the development marks a concerning trend.
Key Climate Threshold
The EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service reports a warming of 1.52°C from February 2023 to January 2024.
This surpasses acceptable levels, with widespread consequences evident in floods, droughts, heatwaves, and wildfires worldwide.
Scientists have been warning about the significant rise in temperatures, mainly contributed to by burning fossil fuels.
Ocean Temperature High on Record
Scientists agree that world oceans have been warming alarmingly, putting marine and humanity at large at serious risk.
While human activities predominantly contribute to this trend, researchers emphasize that collective efforts and emission reduction strategies otherwise, “Doom is not inevitable.”