July 2021 was the hottest month on record for all weather observations on the planet.

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July 2021 was the hottest month on record for all weather observations on the planet.

July 2021 was the hottest month in the 142-year history of global meteorological observations. This was reported by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The data from the European Copernicus Service is slightly different, but scientists recognize the general trend in global warming.

The world's land and ocean surface temperatures last month averaged 0.93 degrees Celsius higher than the 20th century average, reaching 16.74 ° C. The land temperature in the Northern Hemisphere in July exceeded the average by 1.54 ° C. The temperature record has been broken in Asia. In Europe, July 2021 was the second in terms of average temperature – the hottest July was in 2018.

“July is usually the hottest month of the year, but July 2021 has surpassed itself as the hottest July and the hottest month ever recorded. This new record falls on a frightening and devastating path that global warming has blazed for the planet, ”said NOAA chief Richard Spinrad.

The Copernicus European Climate Change Office previously named July 2021 the third hottest month on record. “NOAA has more limited coverage of the Arctic,” climatologist Zeke Hausfather explained to AFP, noting that despite the slight difference in statistics, both research centers confirm a trend of rapid climate change.

The consequences of these climate changes are already visible today, warn in NOAA: wildfires in Greece and Turkey, Siberia and Canada, famine in Madagascar, floods in China and Germany. According to the findings of scientists, global warming is coming faster than it was predicted. The planet's temperature may rise by 1.5 ° C by 2030, and not by 2040, as previously assumed.

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