NewsJune 2024 sees record-breaking heatwaves, scientists sound alarm

June 2024 sees record-breaking heatwaves, scientists sound alarm

June 2024 was the hottest on record. Scientists are sounding the alarm again.
June 2024 was the hottest on record. Scientists are sounding the alarm again.
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Aneta Polak

8 July 2024 19:27

June was the warmest month in recorded history, reported the European Union's climate agency, Copernicus Climate Change Service. It was also the thirteenth consecutive month with record temperatures. Scientists have no doubts: it is more than a statistical anomaly, they argue.

June was a difficult month weather-wise. We experienced the first heatwaves and severe storms of the year, accompanied by strong winds. Millions of people worldwide face dangerous weather phenomena and the adverse effects of heat. In Europe, it was hottest in Turkey and the southeastern regions.

The European Union's climate agency, Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), has just published data showing that in 2024, June was the hottest month in recorded history. But that's not all. June was also the thirteenth consecutive month with record temperatures.

According to Polsat News, the average global temperature was 0.67 degrees Celsius above the measurements from 1991-2020 in the past month. June was also 0.14 degrees Celsius warmer than in 2023 when a record was also broken.

Record-breaking hot June. Scientists have no illusions

Scientists are sounding the alarm and emphasising that the changes we witness are related to human activity.

It is more than a statistical anomaly and highlights a significant and continuous change in our climate. Even if this specific series of extremes ends at some point, we will undoubtedly witness new records being set as the climate continues to warm – commented C3S Director Carlo Buontempo.

According to experts, the latest data suggest that June and the entire year of 2024 could be the warmest since observations began.

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