Amid blistering heatwaves, the month of July is to be the world’s warmest month on record.
So hot has the month been to date that researchers are confident the 2019 record will be broken, even with several days to go.
UN chief Antonio Guterres said the planet is “virtually certain” entering an “era of global boiling”, as Scientists agree the extra heat is mainly linked to fossil fuel use.
US President Joe Biden described climate change as an “existential threat” and that no one “can deny the impact of climate change anymore”.
According to the Copernicus Climate Change Service, the world’s warmest day occurred on July 6, and the hottest 23 days ever recorded were all this month.