Scientists from the United States determined that July 2015 was the hottest month ever recorded.
The heat waves were felt worldwide as this month seems to have been the hottest in history. The oceans’ temperatures have also hit record heights in the month of July, this year.
Previous records written by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have indicated that the hottest temperatures were recorded in 2014. This caused the United Nations and the White House to take immediate action in order to stop climate change.
Before world leaders could actually take action and sign the agreement to stop climate change that was supposed to be made in three months in Paris, it turns out that 2015 was even hotter than last year.
Specialists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said that record temperatures were recorded in July, this year. They also believe 2015 to be the hottest year on Earth so far.
The researchers have analysed records dating back to 1880 and concluded that July was indeed the hottest month of all time. NOAA released a monthly report on global climate and stated that heat waves have been felt in many countries and the oceans’ temperatures have also reached a new record height in the previous month.
The period from January to July this year has been warmer than usual. It turns out the temperatures were higher by 0.85 degrees Celsius when compared to the average temperatures in the 20th century. The heat surpassed the previous record by 0.09 degrees Celsius.
The United Nations have set a goal to stop the global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius above the records set by pre-industrial temperature levels. Specialists believe that if the heat surpasses this limit, climate change will aggravate and the world will suffer even worse storms, draughts and floods. Moreover, the sea level will rise even more.
The Obama administration came up with a Clean Power Plan earlier this month. The goal is to slash carbon emissions from the power plants in the United States, in order to prevent future climate changes that could have terrible consequences on the planet.
Specialists from the United States consider that burning fossil fuels is the leading cause for this rapid rise in global temperatures. The US wishes to play a leading role in the climate change agreement that will be signed in December, this year.
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