Global Warming is setting new records every day. With the onset of El Nino in July, the rising temperature has started showing its effect. In this regard, according to data released by the US National Center for Environmental Prediction (NCEP), Tuesday, July 4, 2023, was the hottest day ever recorded. When the global average temperature reached 17.18 degree Celsius.
This trend of rising temperature continued on July 5, 2023 as well. Significantly, earlier on July 3, 2023, the average temperature was recorded at 17.01 degree Celsius. This means that in the first week of July 2023, the global average temperature has crossed 17 degrees Celsius for three consecutive days. According to scientists, El Nino, and increasing emissions are responsible for this increasing heat.
Earlier this week, the hottest day ever recorded was in August 2016. When the global average temperature reached 16.92 degree Celsius. For your information, let us tell you that in 2016 also the phenomenon of El Nino was registered. This is the reason why 2016 is recorded as the hottest year ever.
Earlier, on July 4, 2023, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) announced the beginning of the El Nino event in the equatorial Pacific Ocean. In such a situation, along with the increase in the average temperature of the atmosphere and sea at the global level, there is a need to keep an eye on extreme weather events like heat waves, and droughts. Scientists have also warned that this record could be broken again in the next few days as ‘July could be the hottest month ever’.
In this regard, Robert Rohde, chief scientist associated with the climate research organization Berkeley Earth, has informed on Twitter that, “The NCEP has described July 3 as the hottest day ever, which is the result of the mixed effect of global warming and El Nino. According to him, we could see some more warm days in the next six weeks.
Earth is in trouble due to rising temperature
El Niño is the warmer-than-normal phase of the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) event, during which sea surface temperatures (SST) in the equatorial Pacific Ocean, known as Niño 3.4, are 0.5 °C or more above average. gets hotter than that.
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has also expressed apprehension that in the five years between 2023 and 2027, the increase in global temperature will reach a record level. According to the report released by WMO in this regard, there is a 66 percent possibility that the increase in global temperature in these five years will cross the limit of 1.5 degree Celsius compared to the pre-industrial period. According to WMO, the increasing emission of greenhouse gases along with El Nino is responsible for this.
America’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) had expressed apprehension that there is a 90 percent chance of El Nino occurring between June-July-August this year. Generally, an increase in global temperature is recorded within a year of the formation of El Niño.
Recently, the ‘Global Risks Report’ released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) also recognized that climate change is the biggest threat to the world. According to the report, not only in Europe, about 360 crore people in the world are living in such areas which are very sensitive from the point of view of climate change.
One thing is clear that this daily rise in temperature, coupled with changes in rainfall patterns and reduction in polar ice caps, clearly indicate that our planet is warming very fast. In such a situation, if concrete steps are not taken now to curb the increasing emissions responsible for this, then the situation may become much worse in the future.