Hottest January on record pushes 12-month global average temps over 1.5 degree threshold for first time ever

The world just had its hottest year ever recorded, and 2024 has already set a new heat record for the warmest January ever observed, according to the European Union’s climate change monitoring service Copernicus.  The service said that January 2024 had a global average air temperature of 13.14 degrees Celsius, or 55.65 degrees Fahrenheit. That…

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