reports that the latest research made by different scientists show that last year's chart-topping temperatures were indeed a reason to worry, but they fear what's worse is yet to have arrived.

University of Arizona climate scientist Katharine Jacobs said that "the heat over the last calendar year was a dramatic message from Mother Nature." Climate experts warn that ever-warming air and water will only lead to more aggressive heatwaves, floods and droughts, among other extreme weather events.

Samantha Burgess, Deputy Director of C3S, said that "temperatures during 2023 likely exceed those of any period in at least the last 100,000 years."

The global average temperature for 2023 was 14.98 degrees Celsius, 0.17 Celsius higher than that of 2016 and nearly 1.5 degrees higher than pre-industrial numbers. In fact, almost half of the days in 2023 were over 1.5 degrees hotter than levels recorded between 1850 and 1900 and during November, two days were over 2 degrees Celsius warmer for the first time in history.

Almost all scientists interviewed agreed upon the fact that one of the main causes for the unusual high temperatures saw last year was human-induced climate change, in the form of burning fossil fuels. El Nino was the second main reason behind the harsh climate time-frame in 2023, with the phenomenon still being considered "very strong" by experts.

Deep ocean temperatures, also higher than ever before in 2023, have had a big impact on the overall climate comfort across the globe.

Climate experts also agreed upon the fact that not a lot of significant measures have been taken in order to keep the temperatures at the 1.5 degree limit imposed by the Paris Agreement. Due to this, they believe that not a lot will change in the future, if political leaders won't start acting accordingly.

Woodwell Climate Research Center scientist Jennifer Francis said that "I do not consider it realistic that we can limit warming [averaged over several years] to 1.5C. It is technically possible but politically impossible."

"The slow pace of climate action and the continued disinformation that catalyzes it has never been about lack of science or even lack of solutions: it has always been, and remains, about lack of political will", Katharine Hayhoe, chief scientist at The Nature Conservancy, added.

NASA scientists said that the last few years, between 2014 and 2023, have been the warmest we've seen in modern history and they aren't worried as much about the fact that last year was record-breaking, but the fact that records are being broken too often.

Cornell University climate scientist Natalie Mahowald says that "this is just a taste of what we can expect in the future, especially if we continue to fail to cut carbon dioxide fast enough."