On September 8, we’re planning thousands of rallies in cities and towns around the world to demand our local leaders commit to building a fossil free world that puts people and justice before profits.
No more stalling, no more delays: it’s time for a fast and fair transition to 100% renewable energy for all.
Und apropos Klimawandel: Der Juli war der drittheisseste Juli aller Zeiten, nur geschlagen von... Juli 2017 und... Juli 2016. Das Bild oben zeigt die Klima-Anomalien für den letzten Monat diesen Jahres, hierzulande lagen wir circa 3 Grad wärmer als üblich. Geiler Sommer, sort of.
July 2018 was the planet's third-warmest such month since reliable measurements began in 1880, with a global average surface temperature of 1.4°F warmer than the 20th century average — this means the top 3 warmest Julys have occurred in 2016, 2017, and 2018, respectively.
The July 2018 ranking, while preliminary, is significant since unlike in 2016, there was no El Niño present to add more heat to the climate system.
Stefan Rahmsdorf vom Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research:
NASA global temperature for July. It was the 3rd warmest July on record after 2016 and 2017. Since July is the warmest month of the year, the past July was one of the warmest recorded months ever. Likely among the warmest months since the Eemian 120,000 years ago.
The Eemian interglacial preceded the last Ice Age and was the last time global temperature was higher than at present, by 1-2 °C. Global sea level was at least 6 meters higher due to loss of some land ice in the warmer climate.