Another record-breaking hot month. Global temperature rise well above 1.5°C

Luc Williams

To avoid the worst effects of climate change, humanity must take aggressive action to keep global temperatures below 1.5 degrees Celsius. Unfortunately, so far Attempts to slow down global warming are failing. Over the past 12 months, average global temperatures have reached or exceeded a key climate threshold of 1.5°C compared to pre-industrial levels.

Another record-breakingly hot month

As Bloomberg reported, in a report published on Monday, the EU Climate Change Service Copernicus said that The average earth temperature for the year to June 2024 was 1.64°C higher than in the period from 1850 to 1900. That’s well above the 1.5°C target. Last month was the hottest June on record, setting a monthly average temperature record for the 13th time in a row.

The world experienced its hottest June on record. The average global temperature in June since 1940 / Bloomberg

Carlo Buontempo, director of Copernicus, was quoted by Bloomberg as saying that the situation is more than just a statistical oddity, adding that it highlights the large and ongoing changes taking place in our climate. “Even if this particular streak of extremes ends at some point, we will certainly see new records,” unless nations stop emitting greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and oceans, Buontempo said.

Tragedies and disasters due to high temperatures

Last month more than 1,300 Hajj pilgrims died, when the temperature in Saudi Arabia reached about 52 degrees Celsius. At the same time Greece battled a wave of heat-related fires. European capitals also suffered from high temperatures.


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