This year, the hottest summer in the history of measurements was in Europe, but EU scientists announced that the period from June to August was only slightly warmer than previous records.
Copernicus’ European program for monitoring climate change has announced that temperatures from June to August are about one degree higher than in the same period from 1991 to 2020, making it the hottest on its data set.
Reuters reports that the previous record was set in 2010 and 2018 when temperatures dropped by 0.1 degrees.
The summer of 2021 is the latest in a series of climate change trends caused by greenhouse gas emissions.
The Copernicus program has weather records from the 1950s, but it also uses other databases from the mid-19th century.
August this year and the same month in 2017 were the third hottest month in the history of measurements globally, with 0.3 degrees warmer than the average between 1991 and 2020, the statement said.
In Europe, August was close to the average of that period, but not on the entire continent.
The Mediterranean countries Reuters reported higher temperatures, higher than the continental east average and lower than the northern average.
Environmental groups have called for the postponement of the COP26 climate conference, which was once postponed to 2020 due to an epidemic, which is scheduled for October 31 to November 12 in Glasgow.
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