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July 3 Was The Hottest Day Ever Recorded



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The world registered the hottest day ever recorded on July 3, 2023.
According to data from the U.S. National Centers for Environmental Prediction, the average global temperature reached 62.62 degrees Fahrenheit, surpassing the previous record of 62.46 degrees Fahrenheit set in August 2016.
“This is not a milestone we should be celebrating,” climate scientist Friederike Otto told Reuters. “It’s a death sentence for people and ecosystems.”
According to CNN, experts warn that the record could be broken several more times this year partly due to the arrival of El Niño, which has a warming effect that is layered on top of climate change-fueled global heating.
“Alongside natural variability, the background warming of the Earth’s atmosphere due to human induced climate change has driven up the possibility of reaching record high temperatures,” Paul Davies, Met Office climate extremes principal fellow and chief meteorologist, said in a statement reported by CNN.
According to the Associated Press, heat advisories are in effect this week for more than 30 million people across the U.S., including western Oregon, northern California, central New Mexico, Texas, Florida and the coastal Carolinas. Excessive heat warnings are continuing across southern Arizona and California.