Last July, the planet’s temperature exceeded the average for the pre-industrial period (1850-1900) by 1.5 ºC.
July 2023 has broken the record for the warmest month ever recorded on Earth, being 0.33 °C warmer than the month that held this title so far (July 2019), the European Copernicus service announced on Tuesday.
Marked by heatwaves and fires around the world, last month also saw air temperatures 0.72°C warmer than the recent average (1991-2020) for the months of July.
For the first seven months of the year, 2023 is the third hottest year on record.
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