July is usually the hottest month of the year in the world as it is summer in the northern hemisphere. According to experts from the European Copernicus Observatory, this year’s July is “on track to become the hottest since the beginning of measurements”, i.e. since 1940.
According to the European Copernicus Observatory, record-high ocean temperatures combined with heatwaves hitting the northern hemisphere put the world on track to record the warmest July since records began. “The first 15 days of July were the hottest 15 days on record,” said Carlo Buontempo, director of the Copernicus (C3S) climate service, whose data has been collected since 1940. “This year’s July is on track to become the warmest on record,” he added.
Buontempo explained that July is usually the hottest month of the year in the world. This is because it is summer in the northern hemisphere. According to the expert, everything indicates that July 2023 may be a record month in the entire history of measurements. “This is due to a combination of factors: El Niño, the warm Atlantic and climate change,” concluded the scientist. The AFP agency recalls that the UN urged the world to prepare for “stronger heat waves”, with extreme temperatures day and night.
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