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2023 Was The Second-Warmest Year Ever For The UK

2023 Was The Second-Warmest Year Ever For The UK
The national weather service of the United Kingdom, Met Office, announced that 2023 was the second-warmest year on record for Britain. This finding highlights the increasing influence of human-caused climate change on the nation's average temperatures.
The mean temperature of 9.97 degrees Celsius last year was higher than 2014's 9.88 degrees Celsius but somewhat below 2022's 10.03 degrees, according to preliminary data from the Met Office. Records go all the way back to 1884.
The weather forecaster stated that additional temperature records are expected to be broken in the upcoming years. The UK's ten warmest years have all happened in the twenty-first century.
Increased temperatures may increase the likelihood of drought, wildfires, heavy rains, and flooding, which could have a negative impact on ecosystems, public health, and infrastructure such as railway tracks and airport runways.
"While our climate will remain variable, with periods of cold and wet weather, what we have observed over recent decades is a number of high temperature records tumbling," Met Office Senior Scientist Mike Kendon said.
It was anticipated that this pattern would hold true "in the coming years as a result of human-induced climate change."
In the midst of global temperature records that were probably broken last year, the UK is experiencing climate change. The EU climate service predicted in October that 2023 would be the warmest year on record globally, at least since 1940.
Scientists argue that the agreement agreed at the COP28 summit in Dubai last month to shift the world away from fossil fuels is insufficient to keep global warming below the 1.5 C benchmark objective.
According to scientists, a persistent rise above that point would have disastrous and permanent effects, ranging from the melting of ice sheets to the breakdown of ocean currents.
According to the Met Office, the record was influenced by heatwaves that occurred in June and September of last year, as well as by temperatures that were above average for eight of the twelve months.
It also stated that last year was the warmest on record for Wales and Northern Ireland.

Christopher J. Mitchell

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