• April Scorcher: Global Sea Surface Temperature Breaks Previous Records

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Extreme weather events including extraordinary floods in the UAE and around the globe from southern China to Kenya and Brazil are the topic of a new Financial Times report describing April 2023 as the hottest April on record.

The report quotes the Copernicus Climate Change Service which places the average temperature for April at 15.03ᵒC. That’s 0.67ᵒC above the 1991-2020 average for the month and 1.58ᵒC above pre-industrial levels. April was also the 11th month in a row to register a record global average surface temperature.

According to the report, scientists attribute the extreme weather to high concentrations of greenhouse gases. Such events are expected to continue.