Temperatures are rising every month, with 2024 set to be the hottest year on record

Last Updated on July 9, 2024 10:22 am

June was the hottest month on record. Scientists say 2024 could be the world’s hottest year ever, with temperatures rising nearly every month.

The Climate Change Monitoring Service of the European Union (EU) on weather reported the information on Monday.

Recently, the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) of the EU alliance said in a monthly bulletin that the temperature has broken the previous record in every month since June last year.

According to the latest data, 2024 may surpass 2023 as the warmest year. This is going to be the hottest year on record. Some of the scientists say, climate change and El Niño; Both have taken temperatures to record highs so far this year.

Jake Hosfather, a research scientist at the private development organization Berkeley Earth, said that since the middle of the nineteenth century, the temperature of the earth’s surface has been recorded. 2024 is going to be the hottest year since then. I now estimate that there is about a 95 percent chance that 2024 will surpass 2023 as the warmest year.

A changing climate around the world has already had dire consequences. More than 1,000 pilgrims died in the scorching heat during Hajj last month. New Delhi continues to experience unprecedented heat wave for a long time. Many died there due to excessive heat. Several tourists died in Greece this year due to the heat.

Frederic Otto, a climatologist at the Grantham Institute at Imperial College London, UK, said there is the highest risk of 2024 being the hottest year on record. He also said that El Nino is a natural phenomenon. It will come and go. We can’t stop El Niño, but we can stop burning fuel oil, gas and coal.

The global average temperature in the 12 months up to last June was hotter than ever before. This temperature is 1.64 degrees Celsius higher than the temperature recorded from 1850 to 1900.

Source: Reuters

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