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The October Hunter & # 39; s Moon looms large above the prehistoric monument Stonehenge on October 13

Earth just experienced its hottest October EVER – the 2015 record beat 0.018 degrees Fahrenheit

  • The temperatures in October exceeded the previous record in 2015 by 0.01 ° C
  • The temperatures were found to be 0.69 ° C warmer than between 1981 and 2010
  • The temperature rise is now around 1.2 ° C above pre-industrial temperatures
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Last month, the hottest October ever recorded worldwide, reveals data released by the satellite monitoring service of the European Union.

The temperatures were found to be 1.25 F (0.69 C) warmer than the 19-year average between 1981 and 2010.

With October, the temperature exceeds the previous record of the month of 2015 by 0.018F (0.01 ° C).

The temperature rise is now around 1.26 F (1.2 C) above the pre-industrial temperature average, the Copernicus Climate Change Service warned.

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The October Hunter & # 39; s Moon looms large above the prehistoric monument Stonehenge on October 13

The October Hunter & # 39; s Moon looms large above the prehistoric monument Stonehenge on October 13

But they added that although it was warmer in many parts of Europe, the US and the Arctic – Norway and Sweden, Southwest Russia and the Central Asian republics were cooler than normal.

September also broke records because it was 0.57C warmer than the 1981-2010 average, although only slightly above 2016.

Copernicus head Jean-Noel Thepaut said: & with continued greenhouse gas emissions and the resulting impact on global temperatures, records will be broken in the future. & # 39;

Of the last twenty-two years, according to the UN World Meteorological Organization, twenty have been the hottest ever with temperatures rising year after year.

Fatal consequences have been predicted as a result of climate change by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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According to predictions from scientists, temperatures could rise by another 5.8 ° C by 2100.

Yesterday, an alliance of more than 11,000 scientists signed a paper explaining the climate situation before they could take a series of effective actions that people could take.

A woman is depicted in a red and white gingham dress with matching roses, rose wine and picnic around the Christchurch Quay in Dorset on September 1

A woman is depicted in a red and white gingham dress with matching roses, rose wine and picnic around the Christchurch Quay in Dorset on September 1

A woman is depicted in a red and white gingham dress with matching roses, rose wine and picnic around the Christchurch Quay in Dorset on September 1

To limit the damage caused by greenhouse gas emissions from humans, the paper requires more control over the booming world population, which is currently increasing by more than 200,000 people a day.

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The addition of population control should be approached with methods that ensure social and economic justice to maintain a morally and ecologically responsible world.

The global group is led by William J. Ripple professor of ecology at Oregon State University and researcher Christopher Wolf.

Professor Ripple said: “Despite 40 years of major global negotiations, we have continued to do business and have not addressed this crisis.

& # 39; Climate change has arrived and is accelerating faster than many scientists had expected. & # 39;

WHAT STEPS CAN WE TAKE TO LIMIT CLIMATE CHANGE?

The article pointed to six areas in which humanity should take immediate steps to delay the effects of a warming planet.

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Steps detailed in the article written by William J. Ripple professor of ecology at Oregon State University and researcher Christopher Wolf.

1) Replace fossil fuels with low-carbon renewable energy sources

2) Quickly reduce the emissions of methane, soot, hydrofluorocarbons and other short-lived climate pollutants

3) Restore and protect ecosystems so that they can convert CO2 emissions naturally

4) Shift & # 39; the world's plant-based diet and reducing food waste

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5) Seconomic goals to preserve the biosphere – not gaining wealth

6) Stabilize the world's population

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