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Hottest year in 2,000 Years

May 20 , 2024 34 days 202 0
  • The summer of 2023 was hotter than any other in the Northern Hemisphere for the past two millennia.
  • Scientists previously determined that 2023 was the hottest year since 1850, when global modern temperature records began.
  • The extreme warmth of last summer not only smashed modern records but also exceeded the warmest summer prior to the instrumental record - in the year 246 - by more than half a degree Celsius.
  • It was almost 4C warmer than the coldest summer (in 536).
  • European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service were saying the year of 2023 was "very likely" to have been the warmest in some 100,000 years.
  • More than 150,000 deaths in 43 countries linked to heatwaves for each year between 1990 and 2019.

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