NewsJune sets new heat record: Scientists warn of ongoing trend

June sets new heat record: Scientists warn of ongoing trend

June 2024 was the hottest on record. Scientists are sounding the alarm again.
June 2024 was the hottest on record. Scientists are sounding the alarm again.
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7:11 PM EDT, July 8, 2024

June was the warmest month in recorded history, reported the European Union's climate agency, Copernicus Climate Change Service. It was also the thirteenth consecutive month of record temperatures. Scientists have no doubts. "It is more than a statistical anomaly," researchers argue.

June was a difficult month weather-wise. We experienced the first heatwaves and severe storms of the year, accompanied by strong winds. Millions of people around the world faced dangerous weather phenomena and the negative effects of heat. In Europe, it was particularly hot in Turkey and the southeastern regions.

The European Union's climate agency, Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), has just published data showing that in 2024, June was the hottest month in recorded history. But that's not all. June was also the thirteenth consecutive month with record temperatures.

According to reports, the average global temperature in the past month was 1.2 degrees Fahrenheit above the measurements from 1991-2020. June was also 0.25 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than in 2023, when a record was also broken.

Record-breaking hot June; scientists have no illusions

Scientists are sounding the alarm and emphasizing that the changes we are witnessing are related to human activity.

"It is more than a statistical anomaly and highlights a significant and continuous change in our climate. Even if this specific series of extremes ends at some point, we will undoubtedly witness new records being set as the climate continues to warm," commented C3S Director Carlo Buontempo, as quoted by Polsat News.

According to experts, the latest data suggests that not only June but the entire year of 2024 could turn out to be the warmest since observations began.

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