Planet 'on the brink', with new heat records likely in 2024: UN

March 20, 2024

"There is a high probability that 2024 will again break the record of 2023", WMO climate monitoring chief Omar Baddour told reporters. Reacting to the report, UN chief Antonio Guterres said it showed "a planet on the brink". - 'Red alert' -"I am now sounding the red alert about the state of the climate," Saulo told reporters, lamenting that "2023 set new records for every single climate indicator". "What we witnessed in 2023, especially with the unprecedented ocean warmth, glacier retreat and Antarctic sea ice loss, is cause for particular concern," Saulo said. The Antarctic sea ice extent was also "by far the lowest on record", WMO said.