The month of July 2019 has been the warmest in history worldwide

It is possible that in recent times you have noticed that summers are getting hotter and hotter. It is not a sensation exclusively yours: the temperature of the last month of July has surpassed a new record.

Global warming does not stop sending signals and rising temperatures are probably the most determining of all. The data seems to endorse with increasing emphasis the predictions about the future of the climate on Earth. This shows that temperatures do not cease to rise, new records are broken every year and 2019 has not been an exception.

The figures are so overwhelming that each month of this year has been ranked among the four warmest for the month in question. However, the most impressive record has been set for July 2019, becoming the month with the highest temperatures worldwide since records exist.

So far, the warmest month registered was July 2016. However, July 2019 has broken the record by registering temperatures around 0.04ºC warmer than the last record and up to 0.56ºC above the average of 1981-2010, as reported by the Climate Change Service of the European agency Copernicus.

One month 0.56º above average
July is, as a general rule, the hottest month of the year because the northern hemisphere seasons regulate global temperatures. Thus, during the summer months the air from the north heats the oceans of the southern hemisphere faster than they can cool.

However, warming is not an exclusive phenomenon of the months of July. The upward trend in temperatures, far from being an exception, has become a constant almost globally in recent years. The average temperature recorded during the last twelve months, between August 2018 and July 2019, is considerably above that established during the period between 1981 and 2010.

Exceeded the average of 1981-2010
Air temperatures are reaching above-average figures in most of the Arctic, in Europe and also in different areas of Antarctica, northern Siberia and China, southern Asia and the Middle East and in the central part and South Africa.

The consequences of global warming are numerous and Planet Earth is the victim of most of them. From prolonged droughts and uncontrolled forest fires to the defrosting of the poles and rising sea levels. The record temperatures recorded during the last month of July are only the last warning signal.

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