- According to the data provided by the Copernicus Climate Change Service, implemented by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts on behalf of the European Union, June 2019 was the hottest June ever recorded worldwide.
- Globally Earth was 0.1 degree Celsius hotter than the previous June record in 2016.
- European temperatures were around 2 degrees Celsius hotter than normal. France recorded the hottest temperature in the country’s history (45.9C). Germany, Poland and Czech Republic also recorded their highest temperatures for June last week and experienced record breaking heat waves.
- According to experts, it is difficult to directly link the European heat wave to climate change but noted that such extreme weather events are expected to become more common due to global warming.
- A recent University of Hawaii study published in the journal Nature Climate Change found that by 2100, 75% of the world’s population will face deadly heat waves.
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