‘This isn’t science fiction’: July was hottest month ever recorded on Earth (The Independent)

July is likely to have been the hottest month ever recorded on Earth, experts say – sparking warnings about the fight to tackle climate change.

Heatwaves that swept around the world mean last month was either on par with the hottest ever month – July 2016 – or even hotter.

This July’s scorching temperatures caused environmental damage across the globe, said World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) secretary-general Petteri Taalas.

“The extraordinary heat was accompanied by dramatic ice melt in Greenland, in the Arctic and on European glaciers,” he said.

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This article made the front page of The Independent on 3 August.

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