The year 2023 will be the warmest on record. The world has seen the warmest year in the last 100,000 years, according to the European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S). According to C3S, global temperatures would rise by 1.48 degrees Celsius in 2023 when compared to fifty years before the industrial age. The year was the warmest since global temperature records began in 1850.C3S reached their conclusion based on research of air bubbles in glaciers, tree rings, and other factors. Climate change, as well as the El Nino event, which raises ocean temperatures, have both contributed to global warming.
The declared goal of the Paris Climate Summit is to keep the global temperature rise below 1.5 degrees Celsius. But C3S said it will be overcome within the next one year. The average temperature in 2023 was 0.17 Celsius. This is much higher than the previous warmest year, 2016. High temperatures have led to heat waves, floods and wildfires.