Rising Temperatures. Editorial 19 June 2023

Rising Temperatures 

The rise in temperature throughout the world is a matter of serious concern. This will be double blow for both our environment and Agriculture. It is hurting the global food security. 

This year has been specially worse indicating high rise in temperature as a result of global climate change.

This year, Average  global temperatures at the start of June were the warmest ever recorded for the period, trouncing previous records by a “substantial margin”, the European Union’s climate monitoring unit said.

“The world has just experienced its warmest early June on record,” Samantha Burgess, deputy director of the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), said in a statement few days back.

As a matter of fact, Researchers  at the EU’s Copernicus unit reported that the start of June saw global surface air temperatures rise 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels for the first time.

That is the threshold governments said they would try to stay within at a 2015 summit in Paris.

Data and statistics are worrying. According to the data, the daily global average temperature was at or above the 1.5 Celsius threshold between June 7-11, reaching a maximum of 1.69 Celsius above it on June 9.

It is a matter of grim concern that, Earth’s temperature has risen by an average of 0.14° Fahrenheit (0.08° Celsius) per decade since 1880, or about 2° F in total. The rate of warming since 1981 is more than twice as fast: 0.32° F (0.18° C) per decade. The majority of the warming has occurred since 1975, at a rate of roughly 0.15 to 0.20°C per decade.

The rise temperatures which are reality of global climate change hint towards ugly days ahead for world population at large.