State of the Global Climate Report, 2022

Recently on April 21, 2023, World Meteorological Organization has released the ‘State of the Global Climate Report 2022’.

Key Highlights

  • The global mean temperature in 2022 was 1.15 [1.02-1.28] °C above the 1850-1900 average.
  • The years 2015 to 2022 were the eight warmest in the 173-year instrumental record.
  • The year 2022 was the fifth or sixth warmest year on record, despite ongoing La Niña conditions.
  • The year 2022 marked the third consecutive year of La Niña conditions, a duration which has only occurred three times in the past 50 years.
  • Around 90% of the energy trapped in the climate system by greenhouse gases goes into the ocean.
  • Despite continuing La Niña conditions, 58% of the ocean surface experienced at least one marine heatwave during 2022.
  • The rate of global mean sea level rise has doubled between the first decade of the satellite record (1993-2002, 2.27 mm per year) and the last (2013- 2022, 4.62 mm per year).