The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), established by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts on behalf of the European Commission with funding from the EU, publishes a monthly climate bulletin reporting on the changes observed in global surface air temperature, sea ice cover and hydrological variables. The latest data reported confirms that July 2023 was the hottest month ever recorded with the global average temperatures the highest on record for any month.

According to Samantha Burgess, Deputy Director of the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), “We just witnessed global air temperatures and global ocean surface temperatures set new all-time records in July. These records have dire consequences for both people and the planet exposed to ever more frequent and intense extreme events.”

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World Meteorological Organization