July 2023 Hottest Month Ever Recorded On Planet Earth!
New Delhi: The global climate crisis is fast spiralling out of control.
One more proof of the unfolding disaster is July 2023 being declared as the hottest month ever recorded on planet Earth.
According to the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service, July surpassed June’s record-breaking heat, marking an alarming trend in global temperature increase.
Copernicus Deputy Director Samantha Burgess stated that 2023 is currently the third-warmest year on record, with temperatures in July reaching 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
“We just witnessed global air temperatures and global ocean surface temperatures set new all-time records in July,” she said.
Burgess stressed on the urgent need for serious efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which primarily drives these record-breaking temperatures.
Record temperatures have been registered from Death Valley in California to a township in north-west China, while wildfires have raged in Canada and southern Europe, showing the devastating effects of climate change.
A recent study by Climate Central, a non-profit news organisation that analyses and reports on climate science, revealed that human-induced global warming made July unbearably hot for four out of every five people on Earth. Over 2 billion people experienced climate change-boosted warmth daily throughout the month, the research found.
Researchers analysed temperatures in real time, comparing recorded temperatures to a simulated world without climate change, by utilising climate fingerprinting methods.