UN Secretary-General calls on leaders to protect the environment

His call comes against the backdrop of the World Meteorological Organization and the European Commission’s Copernicus Climate Change Service yesterday (Jul.27) released data confirming what many speculated that “July 2023 is set to be the hottest month ever recorded in human history”.

Underscoring that point is the fact that several states within the United States of America have seen more than 40 consecutive days of triple-digit temperatures, while Europe is also seeing scorching temperatures that have been fueling wildfires.

“We don’t have to wait for the end of the month to know this. Short of a mini-Ice Age over the next days, July 2023 will shatter records across the board.” Guterres said while adding that based on the data, this month “has already seen the hottest three-week period ever recorded – the three hottest days on record, and the highest-ever ocean temperatures for this time of year”.

This is a disaster of epic proportions occurring across the globe, as territories in the Caribbean and in Africa continue to swelter under the conditions, which underscores the prediction outlined by scientists in their push for the public to understand the global Greenhouse talks and Climate Change.

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