The European Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) explains the fact that the measurements they have indicate that July 2019 was the hottest month on record. Independent analysis by NASA and NOAA will be public in the coming weeks.
"Putting it in context, in July the temperature was close to 1.2ºC compared to pre-industrial levels, according to the methodology defined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change" explains the C3S.
Independent of the fact that most likely this new temperature record will be beaten again in the near future, what's most relevant is the temperature pattern: the last 5 months have also been the hottest compared to previous years, so everything indicates that 2019 will be again the hottest year ever recorded. The last 5 years have also been the hottest ever recorded says the New York Times.
During the same month in the Netherlands, local television broadcasted day and night images of winter landscapes, trying to help people to forget about the heat wave that hit Europe in July. From Greenland it was confirmed that the result of the massive melt that occurred in the Arctic, delivered 197 billion tons of water to the Atlantic Ocean according to the Washington Post.