Over 1.5.

Earth has experienced 12 months in a row where the global average temperature has been 1.5 degrees Celsius (or more) above the preindustrial average, The Guardian reports.

From July 2023 to June 2024, the average temperature was 1.64 degrees Celsius above the preindustrial average, according to scientists at Copernicus. This reality needs to drive climate action.

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Cat Clifford

Senior Science and Economics Correspondent