July was the hottest on the planet in the history of observations
July is recognized as the hottest month in the history of meteorological observations. The temperature has risen to record levels both above land and over the oceans.
In many areas, unusually long periods of intense heat have been observed.
Experts from NASA and the Japan Meteorological Department believe that 2015 will be the hottest year for the observation period, which reads the year from 1880. Prior to this, 2014 was considered the hottest year.
Studies of tree rings, ice cores and coral formations in the ocean have shown that the temperature on Earth is currently the hottest, at least since 2000 BC. uh, say scientists.
According to NASA, in July of this year, the average temperature exceeded the previous July record of 2011 of the year by 0,02 degrees Celsius. In NASA noted that every month over the past six months, hit the four of the hottest in history.
According to scientists, the data indicate ongoing global warming, although some of the rise in temperature can be explained by fluctuations in water temperature in the equatorial Pacific Ocean. This phenomenon is called “El Niño”.
This summer, in several countries, the weather was so hot that dozens of people fell victim to it. So in Egypt, 92 people died from the heat. In Japan, over a week more than 30 people became victims of the abnormal heat. In addition, hundreds of people died from the heat in India and Pakistan, according to from-ua.
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