After the EU climate monitor reported earlier this month that the Northern Hemisphere summer saw the highest global temperatures ever, Europe saw abnormally warm weather. According to the French weather service Meteo-France. The country’s average September temperature will be about 21.5 degrees Celsius (70.7 degrees Fahrenheit). Which is between 3.5C and 3.6C higher than the 1991-2020 reference period. Since roughly two years ago, France’s monthly average temperatures have regularly above the normal.
The weather service in adjacent Germany. DWD, reported that this month was nearly 4C warmer than the 1961–1990 average, making it the hottest September on record there. The hottest September since records began more than a century ago. According to Poland’s weather institute, with temperatures 3.6C above average.
A day after a research revealed that Swiss glaciers lost 10% of their volume in two years due to excessive warming. National weather organizations in Austria and Switzerland both recorded their hottest-ever average September temperatures. The national weather services of Spain and Portugal forewarned of an extremely warm weekend. With temperatures reaching 35C in certain areas of southern Spain on Friday.
Records are Broken
According to scientists, human activity is causing climate change. Which is raising global temperatures like this September. The planet has warmed by about 1.2C since pre-industrial times. This month, AFP was informed by the Copernicus Climate Change Service of the European Union. That 2023 is probably going to be the warmest year ever recorded. Given that the El Nino weather phenomena, which warms waters in the southern Pacific and beyond, has only recently started, higher temperatures are probably on the future.
Extreme weather events including heat waves, droughts, wildfires, and storms are becoming more frequent and powerful. Due to which the disturbance of the planet’s climatic systems. Which results in higher losses of life and property. For crucial UN negotiations to stop the worst effects of climate change, including reducing warming to 1.5C. A target of the historic 2015 Paris Agreement, world leaders will assemble in Dubai starting on November 30.
Global temperatures are currently 1.2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, which scientists ascribe to climate change fueled by human activity. Further temperature rises are anticipated as a result of the El Nio weather phenomena, which warms waters beyond the southern Pacific.
Extreme weather events like heatwaves, droughts, wildfires, and storms will become more frequent and intense as a result of these changes to the planet’s climatic systems, which will result in a larger loss of life and property. The looming El Niño weather phenomenon, with its warming effects on the southern Pacific and beyond, is poised to exacerbate this situation.