Friday, July 7, 2023

Earth shatters heat records

Tuesday was the hottest day on Earth since at least 1979, with the global average temperature reaching 62.92 degrees F. (17.18 C) July 4 may have been one of the hottest days on Earth in about 125,000 years. The last time the record was broken was on Monday, when the temperature was 62.62 degrees Fahrenheit. “It’s warming 0.25 degrees Celsius a decade,” one expert said. “That’s why we see records broken continuously, rather than just as one-offs.” Scientists are expecting more days of record-breaking heat due to the return of El Niño. The sharp jump in temperatures has unsettled even the professional scientists who have been tracking climate change. The UN secretary general said that “climate change is out of control”.