First, there’s this from Reuters:
Monday, July 3, was the hottest day ever recorded globally, according to data from the US National Centers for Environmental Prediction.
The average global temperature reached 17.01 degrees Celsius (62.62 Fahrenheit), surpassing the August 2016 record of 16.92 C (62.46 F) as heat waves crackled across the globe.
And then this from The Washington Post:
Tuesday was the hottest day on Earth since records began in 1979, with the global average temperature reaching 62.92 degrees Fahrenheit (17.18 degrees Celsius), according to data from the US National Centers for Environmental Prediction. .us
As a result, scientists believe that July 4 may have been the hottest day on Earth in around 125,000 years, due to a dangerous combination of climate change that caused global temperatures to soar, the return of the pattern of El Niño and the beginning of summer in the north. hemisphere.
And the BBC:
The scientists say the reading was the highest on any instrumental record dating back to the late 19th century.
The intense heat is due to a combination of the El Niño weather phenomenon and continued carbon dioxide emissions.
The researchers believe there will be more records in the coming months as El Niño strengthens.
Hence the “So far” in the title of this blog.
The Climate Reanalyzer at the University of Maine has a helpful graph:
See that jagged green line in the center at the top of the graph? The one that points more or less upwards?
That is now.