What should frighten watchers is that the records are being broken by increasing amounts. These results are proving the accuracy of the scientific warnings that the heat was not only going to get worse but that it was going to get to the point where its rise would accelerate. We need to get off fossil fuels, limit beef to once a month, plant billions of trees, and anything else we can think of — now.
Being only slightly flip, as the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup winds up this weekend, I can’t help wondering what the temperatures will be like in the open stadiums in Qatar for the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup. Looks like moving the play dates from summer to winter will not be enough to produce safe conditions for attendees and players, despite the massive inconvenience for the players, the teams, and broadcasting media
Last month broke the record for hottest June ever in Europe and around the world
(CNN)Will this be a summer for the history books? Average global temperatures were the hottest on record last month, ranging about 0.10°C (or 0.18°F) higher than that of the previous record-holder, the Copernicus Climate Change Service reported Tuesday.