In this post, we'll be telling you about the most feverish month ever recorded in human history. How did this outcome grow to this point? What are the consequences to the environment and the human body?
This incredibly important blow of climate change alerts scientists even more.
A significant percentage of the planet stifled in unimaginable warmth in July 2019, as temperatures raised higher than usual. The record warmth likewise shrank Arctic and Antarctic ocean ice to disastrous lows.
It was the most horribly warm year for numerous parts of North and South America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, the southern portion of Africa, and every single ocean.
Normal Temperatures VS. July's
Meteorologists and data engineers recently compared the difference of temperature between the normal ranges and the outstandingly horrible record.
"The June globally averaged land surface temperature was 2.41°F above the 20th century average of 55.9°F. This value was also the highest June land temperature in the 140-year record, surpassing the previous record of +2.34°F set in 2015."
- National Centers for Environmental Information
June 2019 marked the 20th consecutive June with Arctic sea ice extent below average.
This was the second smallest Arctic sea ice extent for June in the 41-year record at 475,000 square miles (10.5%) below the 1981–2010 average and 46,300 square miles above the record low set in June 2016, according to an analysis by the National Snow and Ice Data Center using data from NOAA and NASA.
The year-to-date globally averaged sea surface temperature was the second highest for January–June in the 1880–2019 record at 1.33°F above the 20th century average of 60.9°F. June 2016 (+1.51°F) was warmer.
What are the consequences?
Even small modifications in temperature extents can cause very dreadful results.
All of these tremendously weighty changes will surely harm the environment, but many studies show it puts even us at risk!
1) Water Resources
Rising temperatures, changing weather patterns, and increasing floods will affect the
amount of water in lakes and rivers, as well as the amount of water that falls into the ground to replenish ground water.
2) Forests & Biodiversity
Forests provide shelter for many species and kingdoms. Forests are sensitive to many effects of climate change, including shifting weather patterns, drought, wildfires, and the spread of pests like the mountain pine beetle.
Some animals may go extinct and wildfires can possibly strike.
3) Human Body
The human body itself is vulnerable to such drastic augmentations in temperature. People can eventually suffer from heat strokes, cramps, severe dehydration, cardiovascular illnesses, and respiratory problems, from a prolonged exposure to such conditions. They attain especially the elderly, children and pregnant women.
Our needs for cooling the air using electricity will increase dramatically. But many people will have much more difficulty if they implement hydroelectricity for air conditioning. As hydroelectricity bases itself to water, it can quickly evaporate with higher temperatures and make it challengeable to use.
Always keep an eye to severe weather changes and bring a water bottle with you in case high temperatures occur, to prevent dehydration. And if possible, plant trees!