September 19, 2021

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Warning of the chaotic path to the planet

After estimating July as the hottest month on the planet, an American scientific institute has expressed concern about the increase in natural phenomena related to climate change.

“In a case like this, the first place is bad,” National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration chief Rick Spinrod said in a statement Friday.

“July is usually the hottest month of the year, but July 2021 has become a warmer month than that,” he explained.

According to Spinrat, the “new record” has been added to the “anxious and chaotic path the universe is seeing due to climate change”, during which time fire, flood and extreme weather events are spreading across many parts of the world. From Siberia to Algeria and from Turkey to California.

According to the agency, the planet’s general surface temperature has risen by 0.01 degrees Celsius compared to the previous hottest July recorded in 2016. It was 0.93 degrees Celsius higher than the average temperature of the twentieth century.

The company said data recording began 142 years ago.

As part of that, the European Service for Climate Change (Copernicus) announced last week that it was the third hottest July on the planet. Some discrepancies between climate agency data are not uncommon.

Jack Haspather, a climate scientist at the Breakthrough Institute, which specializes in temperature recordings, said the U.S. company has “more limited coverage in the Arctic” which could explain the difference.

“Elsewhere in the July rankings, global warming recorded this summer is a clear result of climate change,” he said.

Future generations

A few days after the United Nations climate experts released a new report, they stressed that humanity’s responsibility for global warming is “beyond doubt” and that climate change is occurring at a faster pace than feared.

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The report predicts that by 2030 global warming will reach 1.5 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial times, which will cause new “unprecedented” disasters on the planet, which will be affected by continuous heat waves and floods.

UN experts say humans have “no choice but to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”

Although the planet’s temperature has risen by 1.1 degrees Celsius so far, the world has seen its effects through floods in western America, Greece and Turkey, and some parts of Germany and China. Temperatures in Canada reached 50 degrees Celsius.

The Paris Agreement, signed in 2015, recommended that global warming be reduced to less than two degrees Celsius and, if possible, one and a half degrees Celsius.

Calls for quick action are intensifying as world leaders turn their attention to the Glasgow summit, which may convene in November for the Climate Summit (COP26).

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders wrote on Twitter, “It has always been the hottest month on our planet.

“I do not want future generations to go back to this moment and ask why we have not done everything we can to tackle climate change,” he added.

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