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Average Global Temperature Rises 2°C Above Pre-Industrial Levels for First Time on Record

HeadlineNov 20, 2023

In climate news, global average surface temperatures on Friday reached more than 2 degrees Celsius, or 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit, above pre-industrial levels. It’s the first time on record that Earth’s daily average temperature has exceeded the 2-degree benchmark. The 2015 Paris Climate Agreement set just 1.5 degrees as the maximum allowable global temperature rise.

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