Did you know that July 2021 has been the world’s hottest month ever recorded? As per new global data by NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information, July was the hottest on earth.
The combined land and ocean-surface temperature was 1.67 degrees F above the 20th-century average of 60.4 degrees F. This is what made it the hottest month since records began 142 years ago.
It was 0.02 of a degree F higher than the previous record set in July 2016. It was then tied in 2019 and 2020.
Asia too had its hottest July on record. Now with these statistics, it remains very likely that 2021 will rank among the world’s 10-warmest years on record, as per NCEI’s Global Annual Temperature Rankings Outlook.
The extreme heat reports also reflect the long-term changes outlined in a major report released this week by the IPCC.
The IPCC report also mentions that is the human influence that is causing climate change.
Some of the changes that are owing to climate change remain ice coverage variation by hemisphere: The Arctic sea ice coverage (extent) for July 2021 was the fourth-smallest for July in the 43-year record.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the 75th Independence Day announced the launch of the National Hydrogen Mission (NHM). The government aims to make India a global hub for the production and export of green hydrogen.
Now concerns are increasing over the issue of climate change and the potential of hydrogen as a game-changer in the energy arena.