July 2021 was the warmest month on Earth, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said today, stressing the role of climate change in this new record.
“In this case, the first place is the worst,” NOAA chief Rick Spinrad said in a press release.
“July is generally the hottest month of the year, but July 2021 has outdone itself, as it has become the hottest July and warmest month ever.”
“This new record adds to the disturbing, disturbing course that climate change has set for the world,” he added.
The global temperature on the planet's surface was 0.01 degrees Celsius higher compared to the previous warmest month of July, 2016.
The statistics started to be recorded 142 years ago, NOAA clarified.
For its part, the European Climate Change Agency Copernicus estimated last week that July 2021 was the third warmest month in July.