July 2019 was the hottest month in the world, according to data published Monday by the Earth Observation Network of the European Union.
“As greenhouse gas emissions and the impact of global warming continue, the records will continue to be destroyed in the future.”
The intense heat waves experienced a decline in Europe last month, with unusually high temperatures within the Arctic Circle as well.
Average temperatures throughout July increased more compared to the 1981-2010 index in Alaska, Greenland, Siberia, Central Asia, Iran and large areas of Antarctica, Copernicus said.
Forest fires of unprecedented scale and intensity were burned in parts of Siberia and Alaska, and more than 100 million tons of carbon dioxide were released into the atmosphere, while the Greenland ice sheet threw billions of tons of ice melting daily.
Africa and Australia were also above average on most continents.
Globally, July 2019 was marginally warm – 0.04 ° C (0.072 ° F) – from the previous record month, July 2016.
The new record is very remarkable because the 2016 record is in line with the strong El Niño phenomenon, which promotes global average temperatures beyond the influence of global warming alone.
The phenomenon of Venus is an atmospheric event that occurs naturally due to periodic warming, every three or seven years, in the Eastern Pacific.
“It’s not your grandfather’s summer”
The Copernicus team said in a press release that each month so far in 2019 it is among the hottest four in the month in question, with Jun being the hottest in June.
Temperature records vary from the 18th century until about 1880.
Copernicus is one of the first major climate monitoring networks in the world with average temperatures for July.
The margin of increase is small enough, as noted in a press release, that other networks, such as the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. UU. (NOAA), may have temperatures of approximately or equal to the July 2016 record.
“Generally, there is a difference between the values provided by the global temperature data sets for different institutions, and the difference between Copernicus between July 2019 and 2016 is smaller than this margin,” the agency said in a statement.
“We have always lived the hot summer, but this is not the summer of our youth,” said UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres last week, announcing the provisional results of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO): “This it’s not his grandfather’s summer. “
“All this means that we are on the right track so that the 2015-2019 period is the most important of the five years.”
July 2019 will be approximately 1.2C warmer than the pre-industry era, according to the data.
Scientists say that each year in the 21st century, except one year, was one of the most important events recorded, a fact that defies interpretation without the contribution of man-made global warming.
Europe has had two exceptionally strong frosts in weeks.
Standard highs fell in France, where mercury reached its peak at 46 ° C on June 28 in the southern city of Verarg. The previous record, which fell in 2003, was 44.1C.
The second heat wave saw a dramatic increase in Paris last month: Meteo France measured 42.6 degrees Celsius in the French capital on July 25, more than 2 degrees above the previous level, which was recorded more than 70 years ago.