Have you been feeling really hot lately? Worry not, it’s not you, it’s the weather.
, quoting the European Union’s Earth observation network, reported that July was the hottest month ever measured across the globe, while 2019 is on track to becoming one of the warmest years ever.
That's also probably the reason why we have been reading a lot about unusually high temperatures around the Arctic Circle, wildfires and massive ice sheet melting in Greenland recently.
“While July is usually the warmest month of the year for the globe, according to our data it also was the warmest month recorded globally, by a very small margin.
“With continued greenhouse gas emissions and the resulting impact on global temperatures, records will continue to be broken in the future,” said the head of the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service Jean-Noel Thepaut.
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Reportedly, compared with the 1981-2010 period, average July temperatures this year rose in Alaska, Greenland, Siberia, central Asia, Iran, Antarctica, Africa and Australia.
Globally, July 2019 was warmer by 0.04 degrees Celsius (0.072 Fahrenheit), compared to the previous record-hot month, July 2016.