Scientists Say Europe Is Breaking Heat Records This Year

By Pooja Bhardwaj July 22, 2023 9:04 PM IST

United Nations On Europe Heat Wave: The United Nations has said that a dangerous heat wave in Europe could break more records. Scientists are already fearing that the worst situation may have to be faced in the coming times. “I don’t know of any period when all parts of the climate system are breaking records,” says Thomas Smith, an environmental geographer at the London School of Economics.

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Dr. Paulo Ceppi, climate science lecturer at Imperial College London, says, “The cause of the heat on Earth is global warming caused by burning fossil fuels. Dr. Paulo said that this year the heat has broken four records, including the hottest day, the warmest June on record globally, extreme sea heat, less Antarctic sea ice on record. This shows that the heat wave is very severe this year. Let us tell you that July was the hottest day ever recorded in the world, which has Has broken the record of 2016.

What is the reason for the increase in heat
According to Copernicus, the European Union’s climate monitoring service, the average global temperature rose above 17 °C for the first time, reaching 17.08 °C on 6 July. They believe that the reason for the increase in heat is the emissions produced by burning fossil fuels like oil, coal and gas. Climate scientist Dr. Friedrich Otto of Imperial College London says that the world is getting warmer due to greenhouse gases.

Average global ocean temperature is also a matter of concern
Average global ocean temperatures have broken records for May, June and July. It is inching closer to the highest sea surface temperature ever recorded in 2016, but the extreme heat in the North Atlantic Ocean is particularly worrying scientists.

“We’ve never experienced ocean warming in this part of the Atlantic,” says Daniela Schmidt, professor of earth sciences at the University of Bristol. “I didn’t expect warming like this,” she said.

Expected to increase heat in 2024
Scientists say that as the year progresses and we enter 2024, we can surely expect more heat records to be broken. Dr. Otto warned that it would be wrong to call what is happening a climate collapse. “We still have time to secure a livable future for many people,” he says.

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