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Last Monday was the world’s hottest day in the history of weather observations KXan 36 Daily News

Date: July 18, 2024 Time: 10:16:59

Record high temperatures were broken in Quebec, northwestern Canada and Peru, the Associated Press reports. Temperatures in US cities from Medford, Oregon to Tampa, Florida, have reached record levels, said Zach Taylor, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. Beijing reported nine consecutive days of heatwaves last week with temperatures above 35C. North Africa experienced temperatures of around 50°C, and in the Middle East, thousands of people suffered unusually scorching heat during a religious pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. And even in Antarctica, where it’s winter, abnormally high temperatures have been recorded as melting glaciers accelerate and the sun grows brighter.

This global record is provisional and awaits approval from gold standard climate measurement organizations such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA). The organization will take those numbers into account when making its official calculations, said Dick Arndt, director of the National Center for Environmental Information, a division of NOAA.

Climate scientist Friederike Otto from the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment at Imperial College London said: “This is a death sentence for people and ecosystems.” Scientists have raised concerns about a climate crisis exacerbated by El Niño weather events, the latest of which, the UN’s World Meteorological Organization (WMO) warned, began this week.

A sudden increase in temperature can have detrimental effects on human health. “They’re not used to it. Their bodies are not used to it,” said Arianna Saffell, an Arizona climatologist and expert in extreme weather and climate events, adding that the risk is high for both young and old who are vulnerable to heat, even under normal conditions.

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