NASA said July 2023 was the warmest month since 1880



by LORENZO CIOTTI

NASA said July 2023 was the warmest month since 1880

According to data collected by NASA, July 2023 was the warmest month on record since 1880. According to the report by NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, the record is the result of the very high temperatures reached by the surface of the seas, with the Pacific Ocean in first place, due to the phenomenon known as El Niño.

According to the researchers, its greatest impact will be seen in 2024, between February and April. The results show that July of this year was 0.24°C higher than any other July on record, which is 1.18°C above the average calculated for this month alone from 1951 to 1980.

The Mediterranean, along with some areas of South America, North Africa, North America and the Antarctic Peninsula, were particularly very high, with temperatures even 4 degrees above average. Finally, according to NASA, the five warmest Julys on record all occurred in the last five years.

NASA said July 2023 was the warmest month since 1880

According to the report by NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, the new record is mainly due to the very high temperatures reached by the surface of the seas, with the Pacific Ocean in first place, due to the phenomenon known as El Niño: according to researchers, we will see its greatest impact in 2024, between February and April.

The tens of thousands of weather stations that measure the air temperature and from ships and buoys that instead collect that of the surface of the seas have provided the necessary data, which were then analyzed taking into account the distance between the various stations and the effects of the heating caused by the city.

Gavin Schmidt, director of GISS, explained: "This July was not only warmest than any previous July, it was the warmest month on record since 1880. The science is clear that this is not a normal phenomenon: The alarming warming that is happening around the world is mainly driven by human-caused greenhouse gas emissions." In the next months will understand the impact that this July had on its beloved planet.