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Citizens make their way through flooded streets with difficulty in the Dagai Mukaram Khan region, Pakistan.

State of the climate: How the world warmed in 2022

With a new year underway, most of the climate data for the whole of 2022 is now available. And this data shows that last year set new records for ind... Read More

State of the climate | Jan 18. 2023.
The Farnborough International Trade Airshow during the height of the UK heatwave, 2022.

State of the climate: 2022 is currently tied for fourth warmest year on record

This year has been one of extremes, featuring record-shattering summer heatwaves and devastating floods. Western Europe and parts of Asia have had th... Read More

State of the climate | Dec 7. 2022.
A man breaks a block of ice to distribute it among the residents of a slum during hot weather in Ahmedabad, India, April 28, 2022

State of the climate: 2022 on track for a summer of extreme heat

The summer of 2022 is shaping up to be a scorcher. June 2022 saw the warmest temperatures on record over the world’s land areas – and record-brea... Read More

State of the climate | Jul 25. 2022.
Sea oats and grass at the beach at sunset

State of the climate: Start of 2022 is the fifth warmest on record

After a slightly cooler 2021 on the Earth’s surface, the world is on track for 2022 to be somewhere between the fourth and eighth warmest year sinc... Read More

State of the climate | Apr 27. 2022.
Train-passing-through-a-flooded-road-in-Germany,-February-2021

State of the climate: How the world warmed in 2021

The climate data for 2021 is now mostly in, and it has proved to be another noteworthy year across the oceans, atmosphere, cryosphere and surface tem... Read More

State of the climate | Jan 17. 2022.
Sunset in Henry County, Iowa, with haze and smoke from forest fires

State of the climate: Summer 2021 sets new high for average land temperature

The year so far has been one of extremes, featuring record-shattering heatwaves, wildfires and flooding, as well as the warmest-ever northern-hemisph... Read More

State of the climate | Oct 19. 2021.
People ride on a waterlogged road in Zhengzhou after torrential rains

State of the climate: 2021 sees widespread climate extremes despite a cool start

While the early months of 2021 have been cooler than much of the past decade, global temperatures have risen in recent months as the effects of La Ni... Read More

State of the climate | Jul 26. 2021.
Sunrise-over-the-ocean

State of the climate: 2021 off to cooler start due to fading La Niña

After a record-tying warm year in 2020, the world is on track for a cooler year in 2021, driven by moderately strong La Niña conditions in the late ... Read More

State of the climate | May 21. 2021.
Red-sun-at-sunset-shrouded-in-smoke-from-plant-chimneys-in-Russia

State of the climate: 2020 ties as warmest year on record

With all the official climate data now in, the world’s surface temperatures in 2020 have been confirmed as effectively tied with 2016 as the warmes... Read More

State of the climate | Jan 14. 2021.
Wind-turbines-in-Marchfeld-at-sunrise-Vienna-Austria

State of the climate: 2020 on course to be warmest year on record

While this year will be memorable for many reasons, it is now more likely than not that 2020 will also be the warmest year for the Earth’s surface ... Read More

State of the climate | Oct 23. 2020.
Beijing landmarks, including the China Zun, stand to form a skyline at sunset

State of the climate: 2020 set to be first or second warmest year on record

With the data now in for the first half of the year, Carbon Brief estimates that 2020 is most likely to be either the warmest or second warmest year ... Read More

State of the climate | Jul 30. 2020.
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