California is one of the few blue spots on this world map
The world faced record high temperatures in 2023, and it is expected to be the warmest year on record. September was particularly hot: record temperatures covered 20% of the world’s surface.
“Not only was this the warmest September on record, it was also the warmest month on record in 174 years of climate conservation by NOAA,” Sarah Kapnick, a senior scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said in a statement. And the atmosphere.” “In other words, September 2023 was warmer than the average July from 2001 to 2010.”