US Climate Body Issues Stark Report: World Experiencing ‘Unprecedented’ Warming
Hotter, wetter, more dangerous. That's the upshot from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association's 33rd annual State of the Climate report, released on Wednesday.
"It is like an annual physical of the Earth system," said Derek Arndt, director of NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information.
The report, which looks at data from 2022 and incorporates research from more than 500 scientists across 60 countries, cites a cornucopia of unsettling record-breaking moments: the highest sea level on record, the highest greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere, the hottest oceans ever recorded.