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  • Writer's pictureTerri Pugh

April 20, 2023 - Your Scoop in CDR!

World could face record temperatures in 2023 as El Nino returns BRUSSELS, April 20 (Reuters) - The world could breach a new average temperature record in 2023 or 2024

, fuelled by climate change and the anticipated return of the El Nino weather phenomenon, climate scientists say.

Climate models suggest that after three years of the La Nina weather pattern in the Pacific Ocean, which generally lowers global temperatures slightly, the world will experience a return to El Nino, the warmer counterpart, later this year.

EU Parliament Approves Key Climate Laws On Carbon Emissions The EU Parliament passed on Apr. 18 five key climate laws that aim to achieve the European Union’s climate targets for 2050. Among those are forest CO2 removals, technologies such as direct air capture, and agricultural practices.

The Members of Parliament (MEPs) said they recognize the EU has the potential to limit climate change but stressed that the bloc should always prioritize swift and predictable reductions to emissions. The MEPs also said the EU should not rely too heavily on future carbon removals to achieve climate-neutral targets after 2050.

The key legislative pieces, part of the EU’s Fit for 55 legislative package, also create a separate emissions scheme for road transport and construction and for the first time include the maritime sector in the Emissions Trading System (ETS).

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