Climate change is wreaking havoc on the earth, the environment, and human civilization.
We’re starting to see the devestating effects climate change has as temperatures rise and heatwaves strike around the world.
July 2022 was a prime example, as it’s officially been classified as one of the hottest Julys ever documented on a global scale.
According to the Copernicus Climate Change Service, July 2022 was one among the top three hottest Julys on record.
On a global scale, July 2022 was 0.68°F warmer than the 1991-2020 average for July. Both Western Europe and parts of the U.S. saw intense heatwaves that month that helped secure its spot in the top hottest on record.
According to the NOAA’s monthly climate report, July 2022 was also the third hottest month ever recorded in the U.S., right behind July 1936 and July 2012.
The report also noted that Texas had record-breaking July temperatures and saw the hottest July in the history of the state.
It’s not just the U.S. that saw record-breaking temperatures either. According to a Twitter thread by a national weather agency, Spain and Portugal have set new highs for the month of July in 2022 as well.
Julio de 2022 ha sido extremadamente cálido en España, el más cálido desde al menos 1961, con una temperatura media de 25.6 ºC, que supera en 2.7 ºC al promedio normal y es 0.2 ºC superior a la de julio de 2015, que hasta ahora era el mes de julio más cálido. pic.twitter.com/XKdPMBymL8
— AEMET (@AEMET_Esp) August 8, 2022
In a UK press release, authorities stated that the country saw record-breaking temperatures in July, with a recorded temperature of 104+ degrees on July 19 – the hottest the country has ever seen.
The World Weather Attribution claims that the increased temperatures are directly related to human-caused climate change.
The organization noted, “Without human-caused climate change temperatures of 40°C in the UK would have been extremely unlikely.”
Heatwaves and rising temperatures contribute to more heat-related illnesses and death as well as a spike in emergency calls from people in need of support during soaring temperatures. People living in poverty are more likely to be affected negatively by rising temperatures and climate change, according to the World Weather Attribution.
We’ll likely see more record-breaking months, years, and decades as human-caused climate change continues to impact temperatures around the world.Whizzco