09/08/2021 at 12:03 PM CEST
The average temperature of the months of June, July and August 2021 was the highest in Europe, at least in the last 30 years, according to data from Copernicus, the Earth observation program, in which the European Space Agency participates. (ESA).
“It was the warmest summer in the Copernicus climate service records, 1 degree Celsius higher than the average between 1991 and 2020. However, this temperature was close to that of the summers of 2010 and 2018, only 0.1 Cº degrees cooler & rdquor ;, said a statement from the Copernicus program.
The month of August 2021 was close to the averages of other years, although there were the highest temperature peaks in history in the Mediterranean countries, a higher average in the east of the continent and lower in the countries of northern Europe.
The statement details that the data collected comes from computer analysis using billions of measurements from satellites, ships, airplanes and weather stations around the world.
This data is known shortly after it was reported that July 2021 was the warmest of all the months of July recorded globally as confirmed by the NOAA (National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration).
The data published by the United States agency, places July 2021 as the warmest July on Earth since there are records. The data published by the NCEI (National Center for Environmental Information) makes it the warmest July in the last 142 years. It is a slightly higher value than those of 2016, 2019 and 2020, the other warmer joules.
In 2021, the July temperature was 0.93oC above the average global temperature of the 20th century, which is 15.8oC.
Only in the northern hemisphere, the average temperature was the highest in the record by far, exceeding the average of the last century by 1.54oC and the previous record set in 2012. By continents, Asia stands out, which had its warmest July in 2021 and Europe its second warmest July on record.
The recent data from the warmest July on the record coincides with the latest publication from the IPCC panel of experts. In it, the influence that humans are having on the Earth’s climate and how the climate change is accelerating over the years, also in the entire Mediterranean area close to Spain.
When it comes to the extent of ice in the Arctic, July 2021 was not a record month. Among the 43 years of the record, last July it ranked as the fourth with the least amount of ice according to data from the NSDC (National Snow and Ice Data Center).
In Antarctica, the data is more positive, since in July the extent of ice was higher than average, the highest value since 2015.
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