“There is about a fifty percent chance that 2023 will be the hottest year ever recorded, and scientists from the U.S. government predict that 2024 will be even worse. Until now, 2023 ranks as the third warmest year recorded," stated Sarah Kapnick, the chief scientist at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). She also added that the likelihood of it becoming the warmest year is "almost 50 percent," reports Index.
In addition to global warming, this is also influenced by the cyclic phenomenon of El Niño, synonymous with further global warming, which warms ocean surfaces. Experts predict that it should continue even after the next winter. "The strongest impact of El Niño will occur in 2024," stated NASA climatologist Gavin Schmidt. Adding “Therefore, we not only anticipate that 2023 will be extremely hot, possibly record-breaking, but also that 2024 will be even hotter.”