The Earth had its hottest May ever last month, continuing an unrelenting climate change trend as is set to be among the hottest 10 years ever, scientists with the Copernicus Climate Change Service announced on Friday. The most above-average temperatures were recorded over parts of Siberia — where temperatures were up to 10 degrees Celsius above average — as well as Alaska and Antarctica, according to the new research. The last month period, from June to May , was nearly 0. Globally, May was 0. The continuous upward trend in global temperatures results from greenhouse gas emissions that change the climate. And six of the warmest years on record were during the past decade. Human-caused global warming shows no signs of decline. Nations in the Paris Agreement on climate change vowed to cap emissions to curb global warming to 1. Sign up for free newsletters and get more CNBC delivered to your inbox.
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The past decade was the hottest ever recorded globally, with either the second or third warmest year on record, as the climate crisis accelerated temperatures upwards worldwide, scientists have confirmed. Every decade since has been warmer than the preceding decade, with the period between and the hottest yet since worldwide temperature records began in the 19th century. The increase in average global temperature is rapidly gathering pace, with the last decade up to 0.
CNN A new report released Wednesday details how was another year of extremes for Earth's climate, adding to a litany of evidence exposing the grim reality of our warming world. StateOfClimate The global annual average atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration rose to StateOfClimate Global average sea level rose to a new record high last year and was about 3.
The new findings come as France and Belgium brace for a possible weekend heat wave, while Italian roads near an Alpine glacier were closed amid warnings that high temperatures could cause ice to collapse. Atmospheric temperature records dating back to the midth century reveal the last five years to be the hottest yet. In terms of records for the month of July, only and were warmer than last month. Last month, the U. The Middle East also saw record heat, with Bahrain recording its hottest July since Even above the waters of the northeastern Pacific Ocean, sea surface temperatures reached nearly 5 degrees Celsius above the year average in some places, the data show. In the Arctic, which has been warming at more than twice the global rate in recent decades, the expanse of sea ice shrank to its lowest level recorded for any July since