July sets a new mark as the world’s hottest month on record, according to a US agency.

July was the hottest month ever on record globally, the United States’ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said on Friday, in the latest data to underscore the climate crisis.

“July is typically the warmest month of the year in the world, but July 2021 surpassed itself as the hottest July and month on record,” said NOAA Administrator Rick Spinrad.

“This new record adds to the disturbing and disruptive path that climate change has set for the world,” Spinrad said in a statement citing data from the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI).

NOAA said the combined ocean and land surface temperatures were 1.67 degrees Fahrenheit (0.93 degrees Celsius) above the 20th century average of 60.4 degrees Fahrenheit, making it the month of July the most. hot since records began 142 years ago.

The month was 0.02 degrees Fahrenheit higher than the previous record set in July 2016, which was equaled in 2019 and 2020.

According to data released by the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service, last month was the third warmest July on record globally.

It is common for agencies to have small differences in the data.

Last week, a UN climate science report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change caused a stir by saying that the world is on track to reach 1.5 ° C of warming around 2030.

“Scientists from around the world have provided the most up-to-date assessment of the ways the climate is changing,” Spinrad said.

“It is a sobering IPCC report that concludes that human influence is unequivocally causing climate change, and confirms that the impacts are widespread and rapidly intensifying.”


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