This Year has the Hottest Summer Ever Recorded, NOAA and NASA Reports

NASA and NOAA Reports Hottest Summer Ever, Warn of Global Consequences Arises

Federal scientists from NASA and NOAA have confirmed that the Earth experienced its hottest summer ever recorded this year, leading to extreme heatwaves and heavy rainfall in various regions.

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Scientists from NASA and NOAA have confirmed that the Earth experienced its hottest summer ever recorded this year. (PHOTO: NOAA)

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NASA and NOAA Confirm Earth’s Hottest Summer Ever

Federal scientists from NASA and NOAA have confirmed that the Earth experienced its hottest summer ever recorded this year. This record-breaking warmth affected both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, with severe consequences for the planet. These alarming findings of the hottest summer ever recorded come amidst a backdrop of extreme heatwaves in regions like Canada, Hawaii, South America, Japan, Europe, and the United States, as well as heavy rainfall in Italy, Greece, and Central Europe.

August stood out as an extremely warm month globally, setting new records, according to NOAA. The agency’s chief scientist, Sarah Kapnick, emphasized that this August marked the 45th consecutive August with temperatures above the 20th-century average.

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Factor Behind the Hottest Summer Ever Recorded, Global Concerns Arises

Contributing factors included global marine heatwaves and the return of El Niño, a natural climate pattern associated with warmer sea-surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific Ocean.

Josh Willis, a climate scientist, and oceanographer at NASA, noted that exceptionally high sea surface temperatures, along with El Niño, played a significant role in driving this hottest summer ever recorded. These factors, combined with ongoing background warming and increasing marine heatwaves, pushed us into uncharted territory.

This hottest summer ever recorded has real-world consequences, including heatwaves, wildfires, and floods, underscoring the urgent need for global efforts to address climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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