Annual global temperature projections indicate that next year will be one of the hottest years on Earth.
The UK’s Met Office expects average global temperatures to be about 1.2°C higher than in the pre-industrial period.
And the office said in a statement, Tuesday, that next year will be the tenth in a row in which the global average temperature reaches at least one degree Celsius above what it was in pre-industrial times, as measured in the period 1850-1900.
Although the global temperature is affected by the “La Niña” weather phenomenon, which indicates a large-scale cooling of surface temperatures in the central and eastern tropical Pacific Ocean, the United Kingdom’s Met Office model indicates the end of the three consecutive years with this phenomenon, which means that it is likely This shift could lead to a warmer Earth in 2023 than in 2022, with a return to relatively warmer conditions in parts of the equatorial Pacific.
Met Office head of long-range forecasts Adam Scaife said: “So far, 2016 was the warmest year (1.28 degrees warmer than pre-industrial) in the observational record that began in 1850, due to the El Niño phenomenon as the temperature rose. global warming due to rising water temperatures in parts of the equatorial Pacific.
He added, “2023 may not be a record year because there will be no El Niño phenomenon, but with the increase in global greenhouse gas emissions continuing apace, next year is likely to be another milestone year in this series.”
The string of hottest years began in 2014, with global temperatures since then exceeding 1 degree Celsius above the pre-industrial period.