The hottest summer on record has been this one

According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the summer that just ended on Earth was the hottest on record in the Northern Hemisphere. In the northern part of the world, September 22 marks the end of summer this year. With the use of contemporary instruments, August of last month was the warmest on record since 1979. July 2023 was the warmest month ever recorded, with this one coming in second. The statement was made on Wednesday by the Copernicus European Climate Service and the WMO. August’s temperature exceeded pre-industrial averages by almost 1.5 degrees Celsius. According to global leaders, the globe must not go over that threshold. However, temperature spikes that last for years rather than just a few months worry scientists more.

 

According to Copernicus, 2023 is currently the second-hottest year on record, only surpassed by 2016. However, according to a website maintained by the University of Maine, the Climate Reanalyzer, the daily temperatures in September are higher than they were a year ago. The WMO further stated that, at about 21 degrees Celsius, the world’s waters were the hottest on record. Over 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered in water. In a statement, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres of the United Nations remarked, “The dog days of summer are not just barking, they are biting.” The phrase “dog days of summer” refers to the period of hot, muggy weather in the summer.

 

Scientists attribute the warming of the climate to the burning of coal, oil, and natural gas, as well as the additional influence of El Niño. El Niño, a transient warming of the southern Pacific Ocean, has an impact on global weather patterns. The weather event alters global weather, becoming considerably more significant in its second year. The statistics did not come as a surprise to climatologist Andrew Weaver. According to him, governments have not given global warming enough attention. He voiced worry that once the weather cools off again, people may forget about the problem. Professor Weaver of the University of Victoria in Canada’s School of Earth and Ocean Sciences stated, “It’s time for global leaders to start telling the truth.”

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