The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has announced that Earth experienced the hottest summer ever recorded in the Northern Hemisphere this year, with August reaching a record-breaking season of brutal and deadly temperatures.
The World Meteorological Organization and European Climate Service Copernicus announced that not only was last month the hottest August ever recorded by scientists with modern equipment, it was also the second hottest month after July 2023.
August was about 1.5 degrees Celsius warmer than the pre-industrial average, which is the warming threshold the world is trying not to cross.
But the 1.5°C threshold is calculated over decades, not just one month, so scientists don’t consider this short passage to be of much significance, according to North America’s Associated Press.
So far, 2023 is the second hottest year on record, after 2016, according to Copernicus.
The southern hemisphere was not spared, as many heat records were broken in the middle of the southern winter, according to Copernicus, quoting Agence France-Presse.
“The June-July-August 2023 season, which corresponds to summer in the Northern Hemisphere, where the vast majority of the world’s population lives, was the hottest on record in the world, with an average global temperature of 16.77°C,” he said. .
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