Global Climate Report 2023 of WMO

Global Climate Report 2023 of WMO mind map
Recent News:
2023 warmest year on record
Above pre-industrial levels by 1.45°C
Publication date: 30 November 2023
Final report expected: First half of 2024
Inform COP28 negotiations
Showcase global warming trends
Greenhouse Gases:
Carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide at record highs
Global Temperatures:
Mean near-surface temperature up by 1.40°C
June-October set record monthly temperatures
Sea surface temperatures:
April-September at record highs
Ocean heat content:
Highest level in 65-year observational record
Sea level rise:
Highest in satellite record since 1993
Antarctic sea-ice at record low
Arctic sea-ice below normal
Extreme glacier melt in western North America and European Alps
Extreme weather:
Death and devastation globally
Global impact with specific regions highlighted
Including East Africa, Pakistan, China, and Europe
WMO (World Meteorological Organization)
UN (United Nations)
IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change)
Data from National Meteorological and Hydrological Services
Regional climate centres, UN partners, climate scientists
Six leading international datasets
Renewable energy capacity grew nearly 10% in 2022
Transition to renewable energy cheaper and more accessible
Socio-economic impacts:
Food insecurity
Mass migration
Billions in loss and damage
Environmental impacts:
Shifts in nature's events
Threats to ecosystems
Way Forward:
Investing in climate monitoring
Early warning systems
Transition to renewable energy
Drastic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions

The Global Climate Report 2023 from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) starkly underscores that 2023 was the warmest year on record, with global temperatures soaring to 1.45°C above pre-industrial levels. This alarming increase spotlights the critical need for concerted global action towards sustainable energy sources and drastic emissions reductions. The report, poised to influence discussions at COP28, aggregates data that paints a dire picture of rising sea levels, shrinking polar ice, and an escalation in extreme weather events, all contributing to significant environmental, economic, and human tolls. Amidst the challenges, the report identifies a silver lining in the growth of renewable energy capacities and the reduced costs of transitioning to such sustainable sources, emphasizing the potential for mitigative action against climate change’s worst effects​​​​​​​​.

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