Days after knowing the enlightenment Report Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which predicts that humanity needs to make a drastic change in order not to exceed critical temperature thresholds; US Office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported that July was the warmest month in history.
Rick SpinradD., Administrator of NOAA, noted that July is usually the warmest month of the year — when it’s summer in the northern hemisphere — but acknowledged that records this year have surpassed “the hottest month on record.” “This record adds to the annoying and confusing path it represents climate change had laid down for the world,” Spinrad lamented.
High temperatures can be observed by many extreme phenomena, among them, heat wave that hit western Canada and the United States with temperatures approaching 50 degrees. These heat waves are also added Fires in North America and Europe, as noted in Euboea island in Greece.
The combined surface and water temperatures were 0.93 °C (1.67 °F) above 20th century averages for July, It was the highest temperature since records began 142 years ago. On the other hand, it was 0.01 °C (0.02 °F) higher than the previous record, set in July 2016. This record was equalized in 2019-2020, before being eclipsed by this year.
For trademarks registered to date, 2021 is on track to be one of the 10 hottest years ever. Last Monday, the United Nations (UN) warned that The Earth is experiencing “irreversible” and “unprecedented” changes due to global warming, with influences affecting every corner of the planet.
The report predicts that climate changes will increase in the coming decades in all regions: increased heat waves, longer warm seasons, shorter cold seasons, as well as changes in rainfall patterns that will lead to floods and droughts.
Experts point out that if the global temperature increases by two degrees Celsius, extreme temperatures will often reach critical tolerance thresholds for agriculture and health.