The World Meteorological Organisation says that in the next five years, temperatures around the world will reach new highs. The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention say that heat causes an average of 702 deaths because of heat strokes and 67,512 trips to the emergency room every year in the U.S.
It’s warm. Very hot. And the heat doesn’t seem to be going away.
The US National Weather Service said that nearly a third of Americans, or more than 113 million people, are under some heat warning.
Temperature records that have stood for decades are being broken all over the US. Temperatures in El Paso, Texas, have been above 37C (or triple digits Fahrenheit) for 27 days, breaking a record set in 1994.
It was so hot in the UK in June that it broke all-time marks. The old record, set in 1940, was broken by 0.9C. That’s a big difference.
North Africa, the Middle East, and Asia all have weather that has never been this hot before.
So, it doesn’t come as a surprise that the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts said that June was the hottest month ever recorded around the world.
And it hasn’t gotten any cooler. Copernicus, the EU’s climate and weather service, says that three of the hottest days ever recorded happened in the past week. These hottest days have caused severe heat strokes in the past days. This si something that can be controlled but is ow getting out of hands.
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The average temperature of the world hit 16.89C on July 3 and topped 17C for the first time on July 4. The average temperature of the world was 17.04C on July 4. This has been recorded after several years. This temperature is not normal and is causing the hottest days in various parts of the world.
According to estimates, that was broken on July 5, when the temperature hit 17.05C.