Planet’s Health Alert: Scientists Declare Unprecedented Earth Crisis

The researchers said many climate records were broken by enormous margins in 2023, including global air temperature, ocean temperature and Antarctic sea ice extent. The highest monthly surface temperature ever recorded was in July and was probably the hottest the planet has been in 100,000 years.

Earth’s “vital signs” are worse than at any time in human history”, declared an international team of scientists, cautioning that life on the planet is in peril.

The report found that 20 of the 35 planetary vital signs they use to track climate crises are at record extremes. As well as greenhouse gas emissions, global temperature and sea level rise, the indicators include human and livestock population numbers. Read more

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