CNBC's Sam Meredith is reporting on the hottest year on record on Planet Earth. 

In 2023, the European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) announced that the year was the warmest on record since global temperature data collection began in 1850. With a global average temperature of 14.98 degrees Celsius, 2023 surpassed the previous record set in 2016 by almost 0.2 degrees Celsius. This extreme heat, driven primarily by the burning of fossil fuels, led to every day of 2023 exceeding 1 degree Celsius above pre-industrial levels, and nearly half the days surpassing 1.5 degrees Celsius. Two days in November even exceeded 2 degrees Celsius. These findings underscore the urgency of addressing the climate crisis, as the world inches closer to the critical warming threshold of 1.5 degrees Celsius, a key limit set by the 2015 Paris Agreement to prevent increasingly harmful climate impacts.

Source: CNBC

(This article was written with assitance from ChatGPT)

Written by Ursa Nova

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