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Summer of 2023 is Earth’s hottest on record – NASA

Summer of 2023 was Earth’s hottest since global records began in 1880. The American Space Agency (NASA) reported.

The months of June, July, and August combined were 0.41 degrees Fahrenheit (0.23 degrees Celsius) warmer than any other summer in NASA’s record, and 2.1 degrees F (1.2 C) warmer than the average summer between 1951 and 1980.

«Summer 2023’s record-setting temperatures aren’t just a set of numbers — they result in dire real-world consequences. From sweltering temperatures in Arizona and across the country, to wildfires across Canada, and extreme flooding in Europe and Asia, extreme weather is threatening lives and livelihoods around the world,» said NASA Administrator Bill Nelson. «The impacts of climate change are a threat to our planet and future generations, threats that NASA and the Biden-Harris Administration are tackling head on.»

To measure surface air temperatures, the agency uses data from thousands of weather stations, as well as from shipborne instruments.

Earlier, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said that «the era of global warming has ended» and «the era of global boiling has arrived.»