OREANDA-NEWS The summer of 2023 has become the hottest in the entire history of observations — this indicates the need to step up efforts to combat global warming. This was stated by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, his words are reported by RIA Novosti.

"Our planet has just undergone a boiling season — the hottest summer in the history of observations. The climate crisis has begun," Guterres stressed. The head of the international organization noted that negative changes on the planet are happening faster than people have time to deal with their consequences — extreme weather events that have hit many regions of the world.

"A sharp increase in temperature requires an intensification of actions. Leaders must now step up the fight for solutions in the field of combating climate change," Guterres said, adding that humanity still has a chance to avoid the worst.

Previously a climate expert at the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) The UN reported that extreme heat in Europe in the summer has already become the new climate norm. Large-scale forest fires in Greece, abnormal heat in Italy, floods and landslides in Greece and temperature records in Turkey can serve as proof of this.