Hottest July on Earth

New temperature record recorded at the earth’s surface. The month of July 2021 was the hottest month on record on the planet, the US Agency said on Friday, emphasizing the role of climate change in this new record.

“First place is the worst here,” NOAA chief Rick Spinrad said in a statement. “July is usually the hottest month of the year, but July 2021 has surpassed itself, becoming July and the hottest month ever. recorded ”continues the head of the American agency.

Temperature rise The global temperature at the surface of the planet was 0, ° C higher than the previous warmest July, in 2016 (which was then tied with the months of 2019 and 2020).

The European Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) for its part estimated last week that the month of July 2021 was the third month of July hottest on Earth. It is common for agencies to have small differences in their data.

Scientists do not attribute all non-standard weather events to climate change with certainty. On the other hand, with it, extreme heat waves, droughts, floods multiply. And they are more intense, longer, more violent.

According to the World Weather Attribution, the warming has made the “heat dome” that has suffocated the American Northwest in June 150 times more likely to occur. The heat wave in Siberia last year, hurricane Florence in 2018 or the heat wave in Asia in 2016 are also to be blamed on the climate change.