We knew it was hot in July. Record breaking hot. Europe's climate monitoring organization (Copernicus Climate Change Service) announced this week that July was the Earth's hottest month on record. By a wide margin.
The global average temperature for July was 62.51 degrees F (16.95 degrees C). The record for hottest month prior to this was July 2019. According to experts, July was the hottest month in about 120,000 years!
The global sea surface temperatures for July also broke historic records. The sea ice in the Antarctic broke the July record for below average sea ice. Do you see a pattern? Uh - oh. The world is really warming up...
According to a Climate Central report, more than 6.5 billion people (or more than 81% of people on Earth) experienced hotter temperatures in July than they would have without human-caused climate change.
Excerpts from World Meteorological Organization: July 2023 is set to be the hottest month on record
According to ERA5 data from the EU-funded Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), the first three weeks of July have been the warmest three-week period on record and the month is on track to be the hottest July and the hottest month on record. These temperatures have been related to heatwaves in large parts of North America, Asia and Europe, which along with wildfires in countries including Canada and Greece, have had major impacts on people’s health, the environment and economies.
Excerpts from The Hill: Climate change made July hotter for four out of five people on Earth: study
More than 80 percent of people on earth experienced hotter temperatures in July than they would have without the impacts of climate change, according to research released Wednesday by Climate Central.
The nonprofit analyzed the July climate for 4,711 cities around the world and found that for more than 6.5 billion people, or over 80 percent of the world population, there was at least one day in the past month with a Climate Shift Index (CSI) of at least three, or high temperatures made at least three times more likely due to the effects of human-caused climate change.