Experts have declared that, July would possibly be the world’s hottest month ever recorded. The analysis caught the attention of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, who proclaimed that, the era of global warming has come to a close, paving way for the era of global boiling to commence.
“Climate change is here. It is terrifying. And it is just the beginning. It is still possible to limit global temperature rise to 1.5C, above pre-industrial levels, and avoid the very worst of climate change. But only with dramatic, immediate climate action.”Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of UN.
However, weather extremes have become more frequent due to the continuous increase in average global temperatures brought on by the ability of pollutions to absorb sunlight and function as a greenhouse around the planet.
“Humanity is in the hot seat. For vast parts of North America, Asia, Africa and Europe, it is a cruel summer. For the entire planet, it is a disaster. And for scientists, it is unequivocal that, humans are to blame.
All this is entirely consistent with predictions and repeated warnings. The only surprise is the speed of the change. Climate change is here, it is terrifying, and it is just the beginning. The era of global warming has ended; the era of global boiling has arrived.”Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of UN.
Guterres further urged politicians to take swift action, to counter this looming catastrophe.
“The air is unbreathable, the heat is unbearable, and the level of fossil fuel profits and climate inaction is unacceptable. Leaders must lead. No more hesitancy, no more excuses, no more waiting for others to move first.
There is simply no more time for that. It is still possible to limit global temperature rise to 1.5C and avoid the very worst of climate change but only with dramatic, immediate climate action. We have seen some progress a robust rollout of renewables and some positive steps from sectors such as shipping but none of this is going far enough or fast enough. Accelerating temperatures demand accelerated action.”Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of UN.
According to calculations made by Climate Scientist Zeke Hausfather, the record will be surpassed by almost 0.3C, using technologies developed by Japanese and European meteorologists.
“Barring a major asteroid impact today, it is virtually certain that July 2023 will be the warmest month on record by a large margin. I personally find the magnitude of this record a bit stunning. We don’t see anything analogous in the historical record for the month of July.”Climate Scientist Zeke Hausfather.
The European Union’s Copernicus Earth Observation program and the World Meteorological Organization, also disclosed that, the excessive consumption of fossil fuel by cars and industries have contributed enormously to the recent increase in global temperatures this month, shuttering records.
The WMO Secretary-General, Petteri Taalas, said: “The need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is more urgent than ever before. Climate action is not a luxury but a must.”
The findings were supported by climate scientists. According to Karsten Haustein of Leipzig University, heat on earth got increased by 1.5C this month. He further stated that, temperatures this month were “so outrageous” that, it was already known before conclusions were made that, it would be the highest on record.
Basing his conclusion provided by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Haustein averred that, July 2023 would possibly break the previous record set in 2019 by 0.2C.
Additional analysis released by the World Weather Attribution Network, revealed that, emissions of greenhouse gases have increased the volume of lethal heatwaves on three continents this month.