Big heat – Kommersant – Russia’s News


By data World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the beginning of July was the hottest on record. On July 7, a new temperature record was set: the global average temperature reached 17.24°C, up 0.3°C from the previous record set in August 2016. June 2023 was also the warmest on record. July has every chance to continue the trend – in recent days, the organization fixes updating local records in different countries.

In general, as shown analysis WMO, the last eight years (2015-2022) have been the warmest on record. Annual global temperatures were at least 1°C above pre-industrial levels (1850–1900). 2016, 2019 and 2020 were especially distinguished.

The consequences of global warming have been an increase in the temperature of the oceans …

… active melting glaciers and record low sea area ice in Antarctica.

Because of the “thermal explosion” in the Sahara, abnormally hot weather has settled over most of Europe. Weather forecasts are disappointing – the heat will continue at least until the end of next week. Scientists fear a repeat of last year’s situation. By estimated Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), abnormal temperatures in the summer of 2022 claimed 61.7 thousand lives.

Record temperatures are recorded in others regions, including China and the United States. In Canada, extreme weather has increased forest fires.

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