Generally the hottest month of the year, July 2021 broke the record set in 2016 by 0.01 ° C. Another proof of climate change.
Heat domes, repeated fires, thunderstorms and floods … the consequences of climate change are increasingly visible across the globe. And the numbers are there to confirm the irresistible global warming. This Friday, August 13, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) revealed that July 2021 was the hottest month on Earth ever since the data was collected 142 years ago. .
July 2021 is 0.01 ° C higher than the previous record set in July 2016 (which was matched in 2019 and 2020). “This new record adds to the worrying and disturbing trajectory on which climate change has put the globe”, said Rick Spinrad, chief of NOAA. Thanks to samples taken all over the surface of the globe, on land and at sea, it was possible to establish that the average temperature was 0.93 ° C above the 20th century average (15.8 ° C).