September 2023 | State of the Climate in 2022. Special Supplement to the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Vol. 104, No. 9, September 2023. Compiled by NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information, State of the Climate in 2022 is based on contributions from scientists from around the world. It provides a detailed update on global climate indicators, notable weather events, and other data collected by environmental monitoring stations and instruments located on land, water, ice, and in space.
Blunden, J., T. Boyer, and E. Bartow-Gillies, Eds., 2023: “State of the Climate in 2022”. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 104 (9), Si–S501 https://doi.org/10.1175/2023 BAMS State of the Climate.
Notable Findings: Earth’s greenhouse gas concentrations were the highest on record; Warming trends continued across the globe; La Niña conditions moderated sea surface temperatures; Ocean heat and global sea level were the highest on record; Heatwaves shattered temperature records across the planet; The Arctic was warm and wet; Antarctica experienced a variety of extremes in 2022; Although tropical cyclone activity was near average, storms brought devastation to many areas across the globe.