Geneva, January 12 – The past eight years were the warmest on record in the world, according to a statement released by the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on the organization’s website.
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) explains that 2022 was not the warmest year on record due to the La Niña cold snap, which is now in its third year.
“Global warming and other long-term climate change trends are expected to continue due to record levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere,” the statement added.
La Niña refers to a large-scale cooling of ocean surface temperatures in the central and eastern tropical Pacific combined with changes in tropical atmospheric circulation. La Niña has a temporary global cooling.
Earlier, the European Earth observation program Copernicus reported that the summer of 2022 for the European continent was the hottest in history. The highest temperatures have been recorded in France, Portugal, Ireland, Sweden and the United Kingdom, among others.