According to the US space agency NASA, the month of July this year has surpassed all previous Julys in terms of warmth. Not only that, July this year was the hottest month ever. These data are known from the report presented by the scientists of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York.
NASA has been keeping track of the hottest months since 1880. According to space agency records, July 2023 averaged 0.24 degrees Celsius warmer than any other July. And compared to the average temperature of July from 1951 to 1980, the average temperature of July this year was 1.18 degrees Celsius higher. NASA official Bill Nelson said that the climate crisis is directly affecting US citizens. It has become imperative for US President Biden to take historic climate action on an urgent basis.
Bill Nelson added, ‘We must act now to save ourselves and the world.
This is the only way available now.
Especially some areas of South America, North Africa, North America, and the Antarctic Peninsula were warmer this time. Temperatures in these regions were about 4 degrees warmer than average. El Nino has started since May 2023, indicated by warmer temperatures in the eastern tropical Pacific, NASA analysis said.
Gavin Schmidt, director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, said the biggest impacts of El Niño could come next year.
In a press release, Schmidt said, ‘July this year was not only the hottest compared to previous Julys; It’s also our warmest month on record since 1880. From the scientific point of view, it is clear that this is not a normal phenomenon. The world is warming at an alarming rate as more and more greenhouse gases are released into the atmosphere due to man-made causes. Due to the increase in average temperature, people in this country (United States) and around the world are facing extremely hot conditions.
According to the list, of the hottest July records since 1880, the top five records occurred in the last five years.
The world’s hottest month is July.
July has become the hottest month in the world, breaking all records. The European Union (EU) Copernicus Climate Change Service and the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reported the data.
“You don’t have to wait until the end of the month to know it’s the hottest month,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said. July has already broken all previous records. The period of global warming has ended, and we are now living in a time of global boiling.
According to the Copernicus Climate Change Service and WMO, the average temperature for the first 23 days of July was 16.95 degrees Celsius. July 6 was the hottest day in the world. The previous average temperature record for July was in 2019. The average temperature that year was 16.63 degrees Celsius. July was more than a degree and a half warmer than the global average before industrialization. It is a matter of concern.
The Secretary General of the World NASA Meteorological Organization Petori Talas said that billions of people around the world are suffering due to extreme weather conditions. Climate change and future challenges are well understood.
According to Petori Talas, action must be taken now. There will be no more delays in saving the environment. It is essential to work.
A director of the Copernicus Climate Change Service said they have been keeping weather records since the 1940s. This July is going to be the hottest month among them. World record-keeping started in 1880. Since then, scientists have been studying weather patterns.
Environmental and meteorological scientists say that this year’s heat is unusually high. This is probably the hottest time in a million years.
Researchers from the University of Leipzig in Germany also said that this year July will break all records of heat.
A severe heat wave is currently underway in the North-West of the United States. President Joe Biden has announced several measures for workers there. About 40 percent of the United States is in a heat wave. Biden said, in the past, people never had to suffer in the face of such heat for so long. Apart from this, the weather conditions in Europe, North America, Canada, and Asia. Wildfires are burning in Canada and Greece. The fire is now spreading to other countries.
Meanwhile, India, Pakistan, South Korea, and Japan experienced heavy rains and terrible floods in Asia.
July was the hottest month, reported Copernicus
The world’s hottest month in 2017 was July.
The Copernicus Climate Change Service, the European Union’s (EU) climate monitoring agency, confirmed this information on Tuesday.
According to the Copernicus Climate Change Service, July 2019 was the highest average global temperature recorded at 16.63 degrees Celsius (32 degrees Fahrenheit). But last month, the temperature was more than 0.33 degrees Celsius.
Noting that July was hot around the world, the EU’s climate watchdog also said that July this year was 0.72 degrees Celsius warmer than any July from 1991 to 2020. Samantha Burgess, deputy director of the Copernicus Climate Change Service, said: ‘We witnessed record global atmospheric and ocean surface temperatures last July. These record temperatures will spell dire consequences for both humans and the planet.’
Global temperature has increased by about 1.2 degrees Celsius since the end of the 18th century. The consumption of fossil fuels is the major cause of this. Due to this, both the magnitude and number of heat waves have increased. Also, the weather has become extreme—storms and floods are increasing.
Earlier, at the end of July, Copernicus Climate Change Service and United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reported that the average temperature for the first 23 days of July was 16.95 degrees Celsius.