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State Of The Climate In Asia 2023 Report

State Of The Climate In Asia 2023 Report:

The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) published the State of the Climate in Asia, 2023, report.

  • State of the Climate in Asia 2023 Report was launched by the World Meteorological Organisation.
  • Important highlights of the report are:
    • More than nine million people across Asia were affected by 79 extreme climate disasters reported on the continent in 2023.
    • Asia and the Pacific was the most disaster-impacted region last year.
    • Atmospheric concentration of the three major greenhouse gases – carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide – reached record highs in 2022.
    • Oceans have absorbed around 25% of annual man-made carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere between 1960 and 2021.
    • The trend continues, and ocean heat content in 2023 was the highest on record.
    • The tropical cyclone activity over the North Indian Ocean was slightly above average.
    • Asia recorded its second-highest mean temperature on record in 2023. Japan and Kazakhstan observed record warm years.
    • Glaciers continued to retreat at an accelerating rate in 2023.
    • High temperatures and dry conditions in East Himalayas and Central Asia’s Tian Shan mountains accelerated glacial mass loss.