List of years in climate change

This article documents events, research findings, scientific and technological advances, and human actions to measure, predict, mitigate, and adapt to the effects of global warming and climate change—during the year 2024.


Measurements and statistics

Natural events and phenomena

Actions and goal statements

Science and technology

Political, economic, legal, and cultural actions

Denial, Disinformation, and Doublespeak

     ● Documents demonstrate for the first time that fossil fuel companies internally do not dispute that they have understood since at least the 1960s that burning fossil fuels causes climate change and then worked for decades to undermine public understanding of this fact and to deny the underlying science.
     ● Big Oil’s deception campaign evolved from explicit denial of the basic science underlying climate change to deception, disinformation, and doublespeak.

—House Committee on Oversight and Accountability,
and U.S. Senate Committee on the Budget[32]
30 April 2024

Mitigation goal statements

Adaptation goal statements



In a 2024 survey, 76.3% of responding IPCC lead authors and review editors projected at least 2.5 °C of global warming by 2100; only 5.79% forecast warming of 1.5 °C or less.[42]

Significant publications

See also


  1. ^ "State of the Global Climate 2023". World Meteorological Organization. 19 March 2024. Archived from the original on 19 March 2024. WMO-No. 1347, p. iii.
  2. ^ Wehner, Michael F.; Kossin, James P. (5 February 2024). "The growing inadequacy of an open-ended Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale in a warming world". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 121 (7): e2308901121. Bibcode:2024PNAS..12108901W. doi:10.1073/pnas.2308901121. PMC 10873601. PMID 38315843.
  3. ^ McCulloch, Malcolm T.; Winter, Amos; Sherman, Clark E.; Trotter, Julie A. (5 February 2024). "300 years of sclerosponge thermometry shows global warming has exceeded 1.5 °C". Nature Climate Change. 14 (2): 171–177. Bibcode:2024NatCC..14..171M. doi:10.1038/s41558-023-01919-7.
  4. ^ a b Poynting, Mark (8 February 2024). "World's first year-long breach of key 1.5C warming limit". BBC. Archived from the original on 8 February 2024.
  5. ^ a b Scott, Daniel; Stiger, Robert (13 February 2024). "How climate change is damaging the US ski industry". Current Issues in Tourism: 1–17. doi:10.1080/13683500.2024.2314700.
  6. ^ Paddison, Laura (18 March 2024). "Global ocean heat has hit a new record every single day for the last year". CNN. Archived from the original on 21 March 2024.
  7. ^ Kotz, Maximilian; Kuik, Friderike; Lis, Eliza; Nickel, Christiane (21 March 2024). "Global warming and heat extremes to enhance inflationary pressures". Communications Earth & Environment. 5: 116. doi:10.1038/s43247-023-01173-x.
  8. ^ Wiatros-Motyka, Malgorzata; Fulghum, Nicolas; Jones, Dave (8 May 2024). "World passes 30% renewable electricity milestone". Ember. Archived from the original on 21 May 2024.
  9. ^ Habel, Shellie; Fletcher, Charles H.; Barbee, Mathew M.; Fornace, Kyrstin L. (January 2024). "Hidden Threat: The Influence of Sea-Level Rise on Coastal Groundwater and the Convergence of Impacts on Municipal Infrastructure". Annual Review of Marine Science. 16. doi:10.1146/annurev-marine-020923-120737.
  10. ^ "The 10th National Risk Assessment Atrocious Air" (PDF). First Street Foundation. 12 February 2024. p. 7. Archived (PDF) from the original on 12 February 2024.
  11. ^ Oltmanns, Marilena; Holliday, N. Penny; Screen, James; Moat, Ben I.; Josey, Simon A.; Evans, D. Gwyn; Bacon, Sheldon (28 February 2024). "European summer weather linked to North Atlantic freshwater anomalies in preceding years". Weather and Climate Dynamics. 5: 109–132. Bibcode:2024WCD.....5..109O. doi:10.5194/wcd-5-109-2024.
  12. ^ a b Hung, Katie (5 March 2024). "Are we in the Anthropocene Epoch? Not so fast, geologists say". CNN. Archived from the original on 5 March 2024.
  13. ^ Hasler, Natalia; Williams, Christopher A.; Denney, Vanessa Carrasco; Ellis, Peter W.; et al. (26 March 2024). "Accounting for albedo change to identify climate-positive tree cover restoration". Nature. 15 (2275). doi:10.1038/s41467-024-46577-1. PMC 10965905.
  14. ^ Agnew, Duncan Car (27 March 2024). "A global timekeeping problem postponed by global warming". Nature. doi:10.1038/s41586-024-07170-0.
  15. ^ a b c Tollenaar, Veronica; Zekollari, Harry; Kittel, Christoph; Farinotti, Daniel; Lhermitte, Stef; Debaille, Vinciane; Goderis, Steven; Claeys, Philippe; Hoy, Katherine Helen; Pattyn, Frank (8 April 2024). "Antarctic meteorites threatened by climate warming". Nature Climate Change. 14: 340–343. doi:10.1038/s41558-024-01954-y. PMC 11006603.
  16. ^ Huang, Yuanyuan; Song, Xiadong; Wang, Ying-Ping; Canadell, Josep G.; et al. (11 April 2024). "Size, distribution, and vulnerability of the global soil inorganic carbon". Science. 384 (6692): 233–2239. doi:10.1126/science.adi7918.
  17. ^ Vallangi, Neelima (8 May 2024). "Venezuela loses its last glacier as it shrinks down to an ice field". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 11 May 2024.
  18. ^ Rignot, Eric; Ciraci, Enrico; Scheuchl, Bernd; Dow, Christine (20 May 2024). "Widespread seawater intrusions beneath the grounded ice of Thwaites Glacier, West Antarctica". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America. 121 (22): e2404766121. doi:10.1073/pnas.240476612.
  19. ^ Calma, Justine (4 January 2024). "The first US commercial-scale offshore wind farm is live, but the industry faces strong headwinds". The Verge. Archived from the original on 4 January 2024.
  20. ^ Cuthbertson, Anthony (18 January 2024). "First ever space-to-Earth solar power mission succeeds". The Independent. Archived from the original on 19 January 2024.
  21. ^ a b Hanley, Steve (February 2024). "Minesto Underwater "Kite" Begins Delivering Electricity To Faroe Islands". Clean Technica. Archived from the original on 13 February 2024.
  22. ^ Choudhury, Rizwan (30 March 2024). "Self-cleaning solar panels boost efficiency with wind power". Interesting Engineering. Archived from the original on 2 April 2024.
  23. ^ Makic, Erik (3 April 2024). "Scientists make crucial breakthrough that could revolutionize solar energy: '[This] might open up new avenues'". The Cooldown. Archived from the original on 3 April 2024.
  24. ^ Grandoni, Dino. "How melting glaciers could help stop global warming". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on 6 April 2024.
  25. ^ Orf, Darren (25 April 2024). "A New Use for Old Concrete Could Revolutionize Carbon Capture". Popular Mechanics. Archived from the original on 26 April 2024.
  26. ^ Flavelle, Christopher (2 April 2024). "Warming Is Getting Worse. So They Just Tested a Way to Deflect the Sun". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 7 April 2024.
  27. ^ Pender, Caelyn (14 May 2024). "Climate-change research project aboard USS Hornet paused for environmental review". Archived from the original on 15 May 2024.
  28. ^ Hodnebrog, Oivind; Myhre, Gunnar; Jouan, Caroline; Andrews, Timothy; et al. (3 April 2024). "Recent reductions in aerosol emissions have increased Earth's energy imbalance". Communications Earth & Environment. 5: 166. doi:10.1038/s43247-024-01324-8.
  29. ^ Bonk, Lawrence (10 May 2024). "The world's largest direct carbon capture plant just went online". Engadget. Retrieved 13 May 2024.
  30. ^ Frazin, Rachel (9 February 2024). "Climate scientist wins defamation case against right-wing writers". The Hill. Archived from the original on 9 February 2024.
  31. ^ Latu, Dan; Boudreau, Catherine (13 March 2024). "See how badly your home could be hit by heat, wind, and bad air over the next 30 years". Business Insider. Archived from the original on 14 March 2024.
  32. ^ "Denial, Disinformation, and Doublespeak: Big Oil's Evolving Efforts to Avoid Accountability for Climate Change / Joint Staff Report / Executive Summary" (PDF). House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, and U.S. Senate Committee on the Budget. 30 April 2024. p. i. Archived (PDF) from the original on 5 May 2024.
  33. ^ a b Surma, Katie (20 March 2024). "Landmark Peruvian Court Ruling Says the Marañón River Has Legal Rights To Exist, Flow and Be Free From Pollution". Inside Climate News. Archived from the original on 20 March 2024.
  34. ^ Surma, Katie (29 March 2024). "International Court Issues First-Ever Decision Enforcing the Right to a Healthy Environment". Inside Climate News. Archived from the original on 6 April 2024.
  35. ^ Paddison, Laura (9 April 2024). "International court rules Switzerland violated human rights in landmark climate case brought by 2,000 women". CNN. Archived from the original on 9 April 2024.
  36. ^ Ambrose, Jillian (30 April 2024). "G7 agree to end use of unabated coal power plants by 2035". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 1 May 2024.
  37. ^ a b Mindock, Clark (2 May 2024). "US appeals court says kids' climate lawsuit must be dismissed". Reuters. Archived from the original on 2 May 2024.
  38. ^ a b Alkousaa, Riham (21 May 2024). "Climate change: small island states hail ocean court victory". Inside Climate News. Archived from the original on 22 May 2024.
  39. ^ Tubiana, Laurence; McKenna, Catherine (16 January 2024). "2024 Must Be the Year for Exponential Climate Action". TIME. Archived from the original on 26 January 2024.
  40. ^ McKie, Robin (4 February 2024). "How do you stop a glacier from melting? Simple – put up an underwater curtain". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 12 February 2024.
  41. ^ a b Andre, Peter; Boneva, Teodora; Chopra, Felix; Falk, Armin (9 February 2024). "Globally representative evidence on the actual and perceived support for climate action". Nature Climate Change. 14 (3): 253–259. doi:10.1038/s41558-024-01925-3.
  42. ^ a b Carrington, Damian (8 May 2024). "World's top climate scientists expect global heating to blast past 1.5C target". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 9 May 2024. Replies were received from 380 of 843 scientists believed to have been contacted.
  43. ^ "Quantifying the Impact of Climate Change on Human Health / Insight Report" (PDF). World Economic Forum. January 2024. p. 4. Archived (PDF) from the original on 24 March 2024.
  44. ^ a b Jahn, Alexandra; Holland, Marika M.; Kay, Jennifer E. (5 March 2024). "Projections of an ice-free Arctic Ocean". Nature Reviews Earth & Environment. 5 (3): 164–176. doi:10.1038/s43017-023-00515-9.
  45. ^ Mitterwallner, Veronika; Steinbauer, Manuel; Mathes, Gregor; Walentowitz, Anna (13 March 2024). "Global reduction of snow cover in ski areas under climate change". PLOS ONE. 19 (3): e0299735. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0299735. PMC 10936838. PMID 38478484.
  46. ^ Kotz, Maximilian; Levermann, Anders; Wenz, Leonie (17 April 2024). "The economic commitment of climate change". Nature. 628: 551–557. doi:10.1038/s41586-024-07219-0. PMC 11023931.
    ● Explained by Watts, Jonathan (17 April 2024). "Climate crisis: average world incomes to diminish by nearly a fifth by 2050". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 17 April 2024.
    ● Explained by Borenstein, Seth (17 April 2024). "New study calculates climate change's economic bite will hit about $38 trillion a year by 2049". Associated Press. Archived from the original on 17 April 2024.
  47. ^ Martinez, Pablo Ariel; de Fonseca Teixeira, Irene Barbosa; Siqueira-Silva, Tuany; da Silva, Franciely Fernanda Barbosa; Lima, Luiz Antonio Gonzaga; Silveira, Jonatas chaves-Silveira (March 2024). "Climate change-related distributional range shifts of venomous snakes: a predictive modelling study of effects on public health and biodiversity". The Lancet (Planetary Health). 8 (3): E163–E171. doi:10.1016/S2542-5196(24)00005-6.
  48. ^ Falchetta, Giacomo; De Cian, Enrica; Wing, Ian Sue; Carr, Deborah (14 May 2024). "Global projections of heat exposure of older adults". Nature Communications. 15 (3678). doi:10.1038/s41467-024-47197-5. PMC 11094092.


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