July this year was the warmest month ever recorded worldwide, satellite data has confirmed.
BBC reports that the assessment was carried out by researchers at the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S). Scientists say it’s the latest sign that Earth is experiencing unprecedented warming.
Scorching heatwaves saw records tumble across Europe last month, with unusually high temperatures within the Arctic Circle as well.
Globally, July 2019 was marginally warmer – by 0.04 degrees Celsius (0.072 Fahrenheit) – than the previous hottest month on record, July 2016.