Will 2023 be the first year above 1.5°C?

The record-shattering heat over the summer has raised the possibility that 2023 could finish the year above the 1.5°C warming threshold set by the Paris Agreement. Zeke Hausfather examines the nuances of tihis threshold across the different temperature reporting data sets.

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Translating data into adaptation: Building urban heat resilience with Eleni Myrivili, Europe’s first Chief Heat Officer

Extreme heat is the most costly of all extreme weather phenomena, both in terms of its impact on human health and wellbeing, as well as its economic impact. In this episode we talk with Eleni Myrivili, Chief Heat Officer for the City of Athens, and Senior Advisor for the Atlantic Council, about the ways data is being used to build urban resilience in the face of extreme heat events caused by climate change.

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Behind the Stripes: Communicating climate science and using data to build resilience with Professor Ed Hawkins and Lead Scientist Dr. Robert Rohde

In celebration of Earth Day 2022, Data Points is thrilled to welcome climate stripes creator Professor Ed Hawkins for a conversation with Berkeley Earth Lead Scientist Dr. Robert Rohde about the importance of making climate science accessible, the ongoing efforts to “rescue” historic climate data, and why filling the gaps in the historical climate record is essential to crafting future adaptive strategies. 

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2021 Nobel Prize Recognizes Foundational Work in Climate Science Ahead of COP26 Climate Conference

The awards, announced by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on Tuesday, October 5th, recognized the three scientists for their individual work, the combined effect of which, “provided groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of complex systems,” leading to greater understanding of the complex interactions of physical phenomena involved in global warming and climate change.

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Global Temperature Report for 2023

2023 was warmest year on Earth since direct observations began. In Berkeley Earth’s analysis 2023 was 1.54 °C above our 1850-1900 average, making it the first year above 1.5 °C. The extreme heat was due to a combination of natural and man-made factors, including global warming and an emerging El Niño event. 17% of the Earth’s surface had a locally warmest year, affecting 2.3 billion people, including significant parts of Asia, South and Central America.

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Press Release: 2022 Was Fifth Warmest Year Since 1850

Marking Berkeley Earth’s tenth year of providing independent, open-source analysis of global average temperatures, the 2022 Annual Temperature Report finds that 2022 was nominally the fifth warmest on Earth since 1850. The last eight years have been the eight warmest years on record.

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