Record heatwaves, deceit and doubts on reaching net zero

Barry White

Monthly temperature records  in 12 European countries were recorded last year according to an analysis undertaken by The Guardian see: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/jan/10/twelve-european-countries-broke-temperature-records-in-2022#:~:text=Of%2027%20European%20countries%20analysed,for%20at%20least%20one%20month. In each case, the anomalies were more than 1.9C above the average temperature recorded between 1991 and 2020 for at least one month.

On average, global temperatures were 1.2C above the 1850-1900 average in 2022. While cooler than 2021, it marked another warm year meaning that the years 2015 to 2022 were the eight warmest on record.

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Ozone layer may recover in decades

Barry White

The Ozone layer, which began depleting in the 1970s could recover within a few decades, scientists said in a U.N.backed report, see: https://ozone.unep.org/system/files/documents/Scientific-Assessment-of-Ozone-Depletion-2022-Executive-Summary.pdf. Ozone levels between the polar regions are expected to reach pre-1980 levels during the 2040s, if current policies continue, and ozone holes should also recover.

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