October was the warmest since records began 174 years ago, adding yet another record-breaking month to 2023.

The average global temperature for the month was 1.34C above the 20th century average and 0.24C higher than the previous record, set in 2015.

This follows on from a scorching summer that broke all records, in terms of heat, and acted as a wake-up call for many that climate change can no longer be ignored.

Our planet is warming and it is not just the immediate effects of that heat but the many consequences it has on our planet and its biodiversity.

We are seeing more instances of extreme weather-related events, increased forest fires, droughts in some areas and extreme flooding in others. If our planet continues to heat up we face increased crop failures and the loss of habitats and the species which rely on them.

But we can do something to slow the rate at which our planet is warming. By moving to renewable energies such as solar power, we can dramatically cut the levels of emissions that are pumped into our atmosphere and contribute significantly to climate change.

By installing solar panels on your roof or outdoor space you can potentially save hundreds of tonnes of carbon dioxide from being released into our atmosphere, while also saving money on the cost of your electricity.

Solar energy is completely renewable, meaning that as long as the sun continues to shine, there will always be a plentiful source of this energy. What’s more, unlike traditional fossil fuels, it doesn’t harm the planet to produce electricity from solar power.

It is one simple change that does not impact our daily lives, yet can have a very positive impact on the future of our planet.

Find out more about installing solar panels today.