2023 warmest year on record 2014-23 warmest decade: WMO.

Syllabus: GS-III Subject: Environment, Ecology and Disaster Management Topic: Global Warming and Climate Chang, Issue: Warmest year & decade on record.

Context: The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) confirms that 2023 was the warmest year on record, and the decade from 2014 to 2023 was the warmest ever.

Key points:

  • Global mean surface temperature in 2023 was 45°C higher than pre-industrial levels.
  • Greenhouse gas concentrations reached new records in 2022.
  • Extreme weather events caused socio-economic losses worldwide.

Prelims Connect(Institutions in news)

World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

✔  It is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN), established in 1950.

✔  It serves as the authoritative voice on Earth’s atmosphere, climate, and water resources.

✔  Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.

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