The EU Climate Monitoring Organization announced: July was Earth’s hottest month on record

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On August 8, the European Union Climate Monitoring Organization officially announced that July 2023 will be the hottest month ever recorded on Earth.

According to the Associated Press, the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service Center (Copernicus) announced on August 8 that the global monthly average temperature in July this year was 16.95°C, which was 0.3°C higher than the previous record average temperature in July 2019. Typically record-breaking increases in average global temperatures are only one percent to one tenth of a degree Celsius, so this temperature increase is quite unusual.

The Copernicus Climate Change Service, a division of the European Union’s space programme, has records dating back to 1940. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said July will be hotter than any month on record, which dates back to 1850.

Compared with the average temperature of July in the past 30 years, the global average temperature in July this year was 0.7℃ higher. Global ocean temperatures are 0.5°C warmer than in the past 30 years, and the North Atlantic Ocean is 1.05°C warmer than average. Sea ice coverage in Antarctica also hit a record low, 15 percent below the average for this time of year.

According to the Washington Post, climate scientist Zeke Hausfather said there was an 85 percent chance that 2023 would be the hottest ever recorded, based on temperature data from the Copernicus Climate Change Service. one year.

Source: The Paper