According to a Carbon Brief report, 2022 was the warmest year for ocean heat content, with a significant increase between 2021 and 2022.
🔥The surface temperature was also one of the warmest five to six years on record, with an excess of 1.1 to 1.3 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels.
☀️The last eight years have been the warmest since records began in the mid-1800s.
🌧️Extreme weather has also been observed in many regions, with a clear contribution from climate change.
🌡️Observations for 2022 are close to the central estimate of climate models, and greenhouse gases have reached record levels.
But it’s not just about the numbers, and it’s about the impact on our communities and the world we live in. We have seen an increase in heat waves of more than 10% in the northern hemisphere. Droughts have affected more than 30% of the world’s land surface, and heavy rainfall has caused flooding in many areas. These events have real consequences for people and the environment, from food and water insecurity to the destruction of homes and loss of life.
According to the ADEME, the cost of inaction is estimated to be between 5 and 20% of global GDP, compared to 1% for action.
Again year 2023 is one year when the financial community unites to take immediate and decisive action to mitigate climate change and adapt to the changes already occurring.
Link to Carbon Brief article