July Heatwave Fuels Concerns Over Future Temperatures

In July 2023, the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) declared it as the hottest month on record since 1940. (Photo via unsplash.com)

It has been substantiated that July of the current year stands as the hottest month on record, surpassing the 2019 record by approximately one-third of a degree. Experts hold the belief that this elevated temperature trend will persist.

Boston, MA (WS News Publisher) – The sweltering this summer is tangible, not an illusion! Scientists have confirmed that this July was the hottest month on record. And experts believe that the high temperature will continue to increase. Researchers from Harvard University and the University of Washington predict that by 2050, half of the world’s population will face the high-temperature of summer with a risk of death every year.

Global temperatures continue to rise, and July this year is the hottest July on record. The extremely high-temperature climate has also had a lot of impact on various regions. The temperature in most of South America and Antarctica is much higher than average, and southern Europe has experienced severe heat waves. Scientists have found an abnormal temperature of +4°C in Italy, Greece and Spain. In addition, temperatures increased significantly in North Africa and the Canadian Arctic, with anomalous peaks reaching +5°C and +7°C, respectively.

According to data from the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), there were 23 days of extreme heat in July, which scientists believe is related to human consumption of fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres even declared that the Earth had entered an “age of global boiling.” But we don’t need to be too pessimistic. As early as 2015, nearly 200 countries signed the “Paris Agreement” and promised to work hard to control the annual temperature rise of the Earth within 1.5°C. While the temperatures in July are worrisome, scientists understand that this is part of the process of global warming.

Higher-than-normal sea temperatures around the world were also contributing factors to July’s extreme heat. According to NASA’s analysis, the ocean temperature in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean is hot, and the El Nino phenomenon began to form in May this year. It usually has little impact, but it started earlier this year. The world is expected to be most severely affected by the El Niño phenomenon from February to March next year.

World Meteorological Organization Secretary-General Professor Petteri Taalas said reducing greenhouse gas emissions was now more urgent than ever. Saving energy is not a slogan, and environmental protection is not just talking about it. The high temperature of the Earth is imminent and requires the cooperation of all countries in the world. Thousands of miles cannot be reached without small steps; rivers and seas cannot be formed without small streams. Everyone should have This self-awareness. Small actions in daily life are critical moments that affect the survival of the Earth.

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