Monday, July 3, was the hottest day on record worldwide, according to figures from the US Center for Environmental Prediction (NCEP).
The global average temperature was measured at 17.01 degrees, according to NCEP. The center is affiliated with the Scientific Directorate of the US National Weather Service.
The previous record of 16.92 degrees was set in August 2016 while many parts of the world were affected by heatwaves.
More heat records
The southern United States has been experiencing extreme heat in recent weeks. In parts of China, the heat wave continued with temperatures above 35 degrees. At the same time, temperatures above 50 degrees were recorded in North Africa.
While June this year was the warmest on record in the UK, breaking the record by 0.9 degrees.
Besides natural variability, warming of the Earth’s atmosphere as a result of man-made climate change has increased the possibility of reaching record high temperatures, climatologist Paul Davies said after filing in the UK.
June in Norway this year was measured to be the fourth warmest on record.
– Death sentence
Even in Antarctica, where it is now winter, unusually high temperatures are recorded.
– This is not a milestone we should celebrate, says climate researcher Frederick Otto at the Krantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment at Imperial College London.
– This is a death sentence for people and ecosystems, you say.
Scientists believe that climate change is accompanied by global warming El Ninois responsible for the high temperatures.
Unfortunately, this appears to be only the first in a series of new records to be set this year. Increased climate emissions combined with El Niño are pushing temperatures to new highs, Zeke Hausfather, a researcher at Berkeley Earth, said in a statement.
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