Heatwaves surge worldwide as researchers' analysis indicates global temperatures reaching new highs
Monday, July 10, 2023
Last week, the world experienced three of the hottest days on record,scientists' Climate Reanalyzer program indicated, ending with July 6, when it said the average global temperature reached a record 63 °F (17.2 °C).
The Climate Reanalyzer reported those three days surpassed the previous record, a 62.46 °F (16.9 °C) tie between days in July 2022 and August 2016. Researchers attributed their findings to heatwaves in the United States, Canada, and Europe, and , a climatic phenomenon involving elevated Pacific Ocean temperatures.
The program drew on data the(NOAA) and the University of Maine have compiled since 1979 on the average global temperature two meters above the Earth's surface. Scientists expressed confidence these average global temperature readings were the highest since instrumental measurements commenced in the 1850s, however.
climate change fueled this heatwave, as rising global temperatures from intensify the frequency and severity of such events, cautioning future heatwaves will surpass it in intensity and duration.reported
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