When Death Valley, California starts setting temperature records, I guess it is safe to assume that things aren’t all peachy. On July 9, 2021 the temperature hit 130.0 degrees Fahrenheit (54.4°C) beating the previous world record of 129.9 degrees Fahrenheit (54.4°C), set on August 16, 2020.
July 2021 was declared the hottest month ever recorded on Earth by the US climate agency NOAA.
Even Canada experienced a sweltering summer as the “heat dome” pushed temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius this summer.
Climate scientists agree that extreme weather events like heat waves and floods could become permanent features if global warming is not restricted to under 2 degrees. If the world warms by two degrees Celsius, a quarter of the world’s population could face severe heat waves at least once every five years, according to a UN draft report.
“COP26 this November must mark the turning point. By then we need all countries to commit to achieve net zero emissions by the middle of the century and to present clear, credible, long-term strategies to get there,” said UN chief Antonio Guterres as reported by AFP.
From : pk.mashable.com