‘July Has Re-Written Climate History’

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Published on: August 4, 2019

Common Dreams / Andrea Germanos / 02 August 2019

The World Meteorological Organization said Thursday that July 2019 may go down as the hottest month the planet has seen thus far in recorded history.

“July has re-written climate history, with dozens of new temperature records at local, national, and global level,” said WMO chief Petteri Taalas.

Using data from Europe’s Copernicus Climate Change Program from the first 29 days of the month, the WMO said that July at least equaled—and may have broken—the dubious record set in July 2016.

2016, however, was marked by the occurrence of an El Niño phenomenon, which can contribute to warmer temperatures. 2019 is not.

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