Extreme Temperature Diary-July 2, 2019/Copernicus Finds That June 2019 Was Hottest June In History


Tuesday July 2nd… Dear Diary. The main purpose of this ongoing blog will be to track United States extreme or record temperatures related to climate change. Any reports I see of ETs will be listed below the main topic of the day. I’ll refer to extreme or record temperatures as ETs (not extraterrestrials).😉


European Copernicus Finds That June 2019 Was Hottest June In History

I rarely do two posts in one day, but since this will make a lot of headlines, I’m not going to wait a day to post. Spurred by record heat in Europe late in the month that I’ve been blogging on, June 2019 will get pegged as the hottest June, globally, since records began. Here is a tweet I sent out earlier today:

Briefly, here are other messages from experts on this eye opening, and yes, alarming finding:

Quoting Copernicus concerning both Europe and the world:

“Looking at the temperature data from a longer-term perspective reveals the month to be even more unusual. Merging the latest C3S data with datasets that extend further back in time shows that the June 2019 European-average temperature was more than 3°C higher than the average for 1850-1900.”

Average June temperatures (°C) for Europe (top) and globally (bottom) from 1880 to 2019

Average June temperatures (°C) for Europe (top) and globally (bottom) from 1880 to 2019, shown as differences from long-term average values for 1850 to 1900. June 2019 is highlighted. Data sources: ERA5 (ECMWF, Copernicus Climate Change Service) and HadCRUT4 (Met Office Hadley Centre and Climatic Research Unit, University of East Anglia).

I’ll be adding other messages just on this subject alone on this post as they cross my radar.

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Guy Walton- “The Climate Guy”


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