Wereld beleeft warmste gemiddelde dagen ooit gemeten
July 5, 2023 - The world’s average temperature hit a new high of 17.01°C on July 3, and immediately rose higher the following day.
Tuesday, July 4, 2023, was the hottest day ever recorded globally, according the U.S. National Centers for Environmental Prediction, a division of NOAA, utilising data from University of Maine scientists at the Climate Reanalyzer project.
The average global temperature reached 17.18°C (62.92°F), surpassing a record set a day earlier when the mercury topped out at 17.01°C (62.62°F) – beating the August 2016 record of 16.92°C (62.46°F).
Enduring heatwaves have been affecting the southern U.S., Africa and China – creating brutal conditions for millions of people around the world. Even Antarctica, which is in its winter period, broke its July temperature record with a high 8.7°C (47.6°F).
Scientists believe human-caused climate change, combined with an emerging El Niño weather pattern, are to blame for the rise.