The Third Of July Records As The World Hottest Day Ever

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).

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.”

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According to scientists, a developing El Nino cycle and climate change are to blame.

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.”

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