The U.S. National Centers for Environmental Prediction reported that July 4 – Monday, July 3, was the warmest day ever observed on Earth.
As heatwaves sweltered around the globe, the average worldwide temperature rose to 17.01 degrees Celsius (62.62 degrees Fahrenheit), breaking the previous record of 16.92C (62.46F) set in August 2016.
Over the past few weeks, an outer heat dome has plagued the southern United States. A relentless heat wave with temperatures exceeding 35C (95F) continued in China. Temperatures in North Africa have been about 50 C (122 F).
NCEP has placed Earth's average temperature yesterday as the hottest single day thus far measured by humans.
This is driven by the combination of El Niño on top of global warming, and we may well see a few even warmer days over the next 6 weeks. pic.twitter.com/RCrROHaWwp
— Dr. Robert Rohde (@RARohde) July 4, 2023
Even Antarctica, which is presently experiencing winter, had unusually high temperatures. The Argentine Islands of the white continent’s Vernadsky Research Base in Ukraine recently broke its July temperature record with 8.7C (47.6F).
Friederike Otto said, a climate scientist from Imperial College London’s Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment in the United Kingdom: “This is not a milestone we should be celebrating.”
“It’s the end of the line for ecosystems and people.”
Continually Update Information: Use the links below to access the most recent updates:
- A Temporary Evacuation Results From Cocaine Being Found In The White House
- Red Flag Warning: Oregon Faces High Fire Danger In Summer, Calls For Vigilance
- Unexpected Storm Rains On Boulder July 4 Drone Parade
Zeke Hausfather, a research scientist at Berkeley Earth, said in a statement that “unfortunately, it promises only to be the first in a series of new records set this year as increasing emissions of [carbon dioxide] and greenhouse gases coupled with a growing El Nino event push temperatures to new highs.”