CNBC's Sam Meredith is reporting that scientists say 2023 is looking like the hottest year on record.
The EU's Copernicus Climate Change Service reported that October was the warmest month ever globally, with an average surface temperature of 15.3 degrees Celsius, 0.85 degrees above the 1991-2020 average. This alarming rise is driven by the burning of fossil fuels and intensifying El Niño events, making 2023 likely the warmest year on record, surpassing 2016. Samantha Burgess, C3S's deputy director, emphasized the urgency for strong climate action at the upcoming COP28. The article also discusses the broader impact of climate change, including extreme weather events, and the importance of the Paris Agreement's goal to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Climate scientists express concern over the severity of the situation, likening it to a "Hollywood movie" scenario, and stress the dire consequences of extreme heat, such as deaths, displacement, and loss of livelihoods.
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