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The data of thousands of ground-based monitoring stations, including buoys in the Pacific ocean, confirmed that the 2019 July was the warmest month on the planet for all history of observation, except certain regions, including the European part of Russia. About it reports The Washington Post.
Organization Berkeley Earth monitoring and climate research, reported that July broke the record set in August 2016, exceeding it by 0.08 degrees Celsius.
Service on climate change Copernicus also said that July was hotter than all the other months, although only slightly above the previous record. According to the National oceanic and atmospheric administration (NOAA), the average global surface temperature was 1.71 degrees above the average temperature during the whole XX century.
Experts also note that in the tropical Pacific ocean is no longer observed El Nino — the temperature variation of the surface water layer. In 2016, these oscillations have become one of the causes of record high temperatures. In other words, the heat of 2019 is almost fully tied to global warming, not natural cycles.
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