2024 could be hotter than record breaking 2023, warns UN

  • January 14, 2024

The United Nations warned on Friday that this year could be hotter than the record-breaking year of 2023 because of El Nino. The UN also called for big cuts in emissions to fight climate change. The World Meteorological Organization of the UN said that every month from June to December, new monthly temperature records were set. This trend is expected to continue because of El Nino, which is making the weather warmer.

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts that there is a 1 in 3 chance that 2024 will be warmer than 2023 — and a 99 percent certainty that 2024 will be among the 5 warmest years ever. NASA climatologist Gavin Schmidt, director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, predicts that the odds are even higher.

“I put it at about 50-50: 50 percent chance it’ll be warmer, 50 percent chance it will be slightly cooler,” he told AFP, adding there were clues of “mysterious” changes to Earth’s climate systems, that would need more data to confirm or reject.

Source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/2024-could-be-hotter-than-record-shattering-2023-warns-un-4851709