The summer of 2021 will be remembered not only for its bright colors and pleasant memories, but also for its incredible temperature records. And now, recently, the world was shocked by the news that Monday was the hottest day on Earth since meteorological records began. In this article, we will look at the facts surrounding this unique phenomenon and its consequences.
Measurements were taken in different parts of the planet, and as a result, it was recorded that June 14, 2021 was the day with the highest temperature in history. According to the U.S. National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), thermometers showed an astronomical mark of 54.4 degrees Celsius. This exceeds the previous record, set in 1913 in Death Valley (USA), by 0.8 degrees.
This incredible rise in temperature has caused serious concerns among scientists and environmentalists. They warn of possible catastrophic consequences, such as rising seas, droughts, fires and loss of biodiversity. One of the leading climate scientists, Professor Michael Mann, emphasized that “these extreme temperatures are the result of global warming caused by human activity.
Such phenomena are becoming more frequent and more intense. Studies conducted by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) have shown that the number of extreme hot days has doubled in the last 50 years. This phenomenon has been observed in different regions of the world, from Australia to Europe to North America.
Predictions for the future are also alarming. Scientists warn that unless the global community takes urgent action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such records could become commonplace in decades to come.
Nevertheless, there are optimistic views. Some experts believe that this unique phenomenon may become a wake-up call to environmental issues and draw attention to the need for respect for nature.