July 2021 was the warmest month ever recorded, according to data released today (Friday) by the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
“In this case, first place is the worst place to be,” said NOAA Director Rick Spinrad, “July is usually the hottest month of the year, but July 2021 surpassed itself and recorded as the hottest month ever.” “The negative peak is added to the alarming path to which global climate change is leading us.”
The temperature of the surface and ocean around the world rose by 0.93 degrees Celsius from the average measured in the 20th century of 15.7 degrees Celsius, making July the hottest month since records began about 142 years ago. The average temperature measured by 0.01 degrees exceeded the previous negative record recorded in July 2016 and equaled July 2019 and 2020.
Just four days ago, the United Nations released its Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), in which it revealed that the Earth’s climate is warming so much that in a decade’s temperatures are likely to exceed the level of global warming that world leaders have sought to prevent.
“It’s just guaranteed to get worse,” said reportwoman Linda Mirens, a senior climate scientist at the U.S. National Atmospheric Research Center, “I don’t see a safe area, there is nowhere to run or where to hide.”