Is enough being done to combat climate change? 6:06

(CNN) -- Last month was the warmest November ever recorded, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency's JRA-55 dataset, which dates back to 1958. The record was reported by climate scientist Zeke Hausfather on X, formerly Twitter.

November 2023 surpassed the previous record, set in 2020, by 0.3 degrees Celsius and was 1.6 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial temperatures, Hausfather said.

November marks the sixth consecutive month of record-breaking global average temperatures. Since June, every month has been the hottest on record, and every month since July has been at least 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, CNN reported. Scientists have said this year's exceptional heat is the result of the combined effects of El Niño and human-caused climate change.

  • COP 28: What is being done to combat climate change?

This year is virtually certain to be the hottest on record, according to analyses by scientific organizations including the European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service and the World Meteorological Organization.

Climate changeCOP28