Earth Was Due for Another Year of Record Warmth. But This Warm?

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Date of Publication: December 26

Year of Publication: 2023

Publication City: New York, NY

Publisher: The New York Times

Author(s): Raymond Zhong

Scientists are already busy trying to understand whether 2023’s off-the-charts heat is a sign that global warming is accelerating.

Earth is finishing up its warmest year in the past 174 years, and very likely the past 125,000.

Unyielding heat waves broiled Phoenix and Argentina. Wildfires raged across Canada. Flooding in Libya killed thousands. Wintertime ice cover in the dark seas around Antarctica was at unprecedented lows. This year’s global temperatures did not just beat prior records. They left them in the dust. From June through November, the mercury spent month after month soaring off the charts. December’s temperatures have largely remained above normal: Much of the Northeastern United States is expecting springlike conditions this week.

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