2023 'Virtually Certain' To Be Warmest In 125,000 Years
2023 is "virtually certain" to be the warmest in 125,000 years.
EU scientists gave the warning after the hottest October in that period.
Scientists also say October's temperature record was broken by 0.4 degrees Celsius.
The average surface air temperature last month globally was 1.7 degrees above the pre-industrial age.
There's a target of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees above that target.
Experts add there's an urgent need for action to stop planet-warming emissions.
This year has seen countries worldwide hit with severe heatwaves, floods and wildfires.
While Met Eireann says throughout October nine weather stations in Ireland had record high temperatures for October, while some places also had double the usual amount of rain.