Reuter's Kate Abnett is reporting that March is the 10th hottest consecutive month on record. 

The European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) reported the warmest March on record, marking a 10-month period where each month set a new global temperature record. This streak led to the hottest 12-month period ever recorded, with temperatures from April 2023 to March 2024 averaging 1.58 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial period of 1850-1900. 2023 was declared the hottest year on record since 1850. The report highlighted the catastrophic effects of extreme weather, including wildfires in Venezuela and droughts in Southern Africa, attributing the primary cause of the record-breaking heat to human-caused greenhouse gas emissions. Although El Nino contributed to the temperature rise, it is weakening, suggesting a potential end to the hot streak. However, record high sea surface temperatures were observed even as El Nino eased. Climate scientists stress the urgency of reducing fossil fuel emissions to mitigate further warming and extreme weather events.

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Source: Reuters

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