In March, the highest average temperature was recorded in the history of observations Shutterstock

In March, the highest average temperature was recorded in the history of observations

Elizaveta Volkotrub

Climatologists call for an urgent reduction of the emission of greenhouse gases into the air

March 2024 was the warmest on record, with an average temperature of +14.4°C. This is the tenth month in a row that a temperature record has been set.

This is reported by Euronews Green.

In 2024, the average temperature in March was 0.73°C higher than the average for the period from 1991 to 2020 and 0.10°C higher than the previous maximum recorded in the same period in 2016.

At the same time, March was 1.68°C warmer than in the pre-industrial period from 1850 to 1900 and was the second warmest on record on the European continent, with temperatures only 0.02°C lower than in 2014. The highest temperatures were recorded in the central and eastern regions of Europe.

"Rapid reductions in greenhouse gas emissions are needed to stop further warming," said Copernicus Climate Service Deputy Director Samantha Burgess.

Scientists note that global climate change is caused by human activity and the natural phenomenon of El Niño, which causes the planet to heat up. Although its activity decreases in the eastern equatorial part of the Pacific Ocean, the sea air temperature remains at a high level.

As EcoPolitic previously reported, according to the EU climate and weather monitoring service Copernicus in February, the average temperature exceeded the indicators of the pre-industrial period by 1.77°C and reached a new historical record.

A study by leading climatologist James Hansen found that emissions from fossil fuel burning and the El Nino climate phenomenon will increase temperatures by 1.7°C as early as May 2024.

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