A woman takes a photo of the “2023” numerals after the illumination ceremony in Times Square on December 20, 2022 in New York City. | Photo by Alexi Rosenfeld/WireImage
2023 is forecast to be a hotter year than 2022, according to the UK’s Met Office weather service. Why? Well, an unusual three-year-long weather pattern that typically has a cooling effect on our planet should finally come to an end next year. On top of that, global average temperatures are expected to rise as greenhouse gas emissions continue to climb.
As a result, the Met Office predicts 2023 will be one of the hottest years on record. That’s no surprise, considering the last eight years are on track to be the eight hottest on the books, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Next year is expected to mark 10 consecutive years with global…