EU Climate Service Reports Record High Global Temperatures in February 2024

February 2024 has been recorded as the warmest February on record, with temperatures reaching 1.77 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, according to the EU’s climate service. This spike in temperatures coincides with a substantial rise in CO2 concentrations and is partially attributed to the effects of El Niño. The past 12 months have seen global average temperatures exceed the 1.5-degree threshold set by the Paris agreement to limit the adverse impacts of climate change.

  • February 2024 was the warmest February since records began, with temperatures 1.77°C above pre-industrial levels.
  • The EU’s climate service has reported these findings, highlighting a concerning upward trend.
  • Climate scientists attribute the temperature rise to near-record levels of CO2 in the atmosphere and the effects of El Niño.
  • Global temperatures over the last 12 months have hit a record 1.55°C above pre-industrial levels.
  • The 1.5-degree threshold set by the Paris agreement has been temporarily breached.
  • Temperature increases have been consistent throughout the year, contributing to warmer than usual conditions.
  • Ocean temperatures are also rising, with significant ecological impacts, such as the migration of fish populations and damage to coral reefs.
  • Climatologists are not surprised by these records, citing long-term warming trends from CO2 and the impact of El Niño.
  • The 1.5-degree marker represents the average global temperature increase relative to pre-industrial levels and is significant because of its broader impact on terrestrial and urban environments.

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