The average temperature over land and ocean regions last month was 0.93 degrees Celsius above the 20th century average of 15.8 degrees.
According to measurements made by the US climate agency NOAA, last month was the warmest July worldwide since records began in 1880. The average temperature over land and oceans was 0.93°C above the 20th century average of 15.8° according to This was announced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Friday. This means that July 2021 exceeded the same months of 2016, 2019 and 2020 – previous record holders according to NOAA – by 0.01 degrees Celsius.
“July is typically the warmest month of the year in the world, but July 2021 has overtaken itself as the hottest July and the hottest month ever,” said Rick Spinrad, CEO of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). “This new record adds to the worrying and erosive trajectory that climate change is preparing for the Earth.”
The second warmest July in Europe
According to NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), it was especially warm in Asia. In Europe, this was the second warmest July on record.
The European Copernican Climate Change Service had previously announced this on the basis of its own calculations. According to Copernicus records, the third warmest July was globally, so it was slightly below the values of 2016 and 2019.
At the start of the week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change presented the consequences of man-made global warming more radically than ever in a new report. She said that if there were no strong and rapid reductions in emissions, the average global temperature would reach a value of at least 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial temperature in the next 20 years.
Because of rising temperatures, people will have to prepare for more extreme weather events such as floods and heat waves. Recently, there have been a number of disasters such as floods in Germany and extreme heat waves in southeastern Europe and western Canada.
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