July is the hottest month on Earth since measurements began in 1880, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the U.S. agency that handles climate monitoring and oceanography.
In July, land and sea surface temperatures were 0.93 degrees Celsius higher than the 20th-century average of 15.8 degrees Celsius, the NOAA said. The average temperature was also a fraction higher than the previous record, which started in July 2016 and coincided in 2019 and 2020. The seven hottest July months have all been recorded since 2015.
Locally, there was a record in Asia, and it was the second hottest July ever recorded in Europe. On other continents, July 2021 always ends in the top 10.
“July has traditionally been the hottest month of the year, but July 2021 has become the hottest month on record,” NOAA said. “This new record is part of the disruptive and disruptive path that climate change has prepared for the world.”
The hottest 10 years
Seven months later (January-July), 2021 is the sixth warmest year on the list. According to NOAA, the whole year of 2021 has a very good chance of ending in the hottest 10 years.
The news comes four days after the news broke United Nations Climate Report. This makes it clear that climate change is happening faster than we actually thought and that it is a consequence of human activity. “A code for humanity,” said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. “The alarm bells are ringing and the evidence is undeniable.”
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