July 2019 hottest month globally ever recorded: EU agency

AFP . Paris | Update:

This file photo taken on 24 July 2019 shows a dry part of the bed of the River Loire at Montjean-sur-Loire, western France, as drought conditions prevail over much of western Europe. July 2019 was the warmest month across the globe ever recorded, according to data released on 5 August by the European Union’s satellite-based Earth observation network. Photo: AFPJuly 2019 was the warmest month across the globe ever recorded, according to data released Monday by the European Union’s satellite-based Earth observation network.

“While July is usually the warmest month of the year for the globe, according to our data it also was the warmest month recorded globally, by a very small margin,” Jean-Noel Thepaut, head of the Copernicus Climate Change Service, said in a statement.

“With continued greenhouse gas emissions and the resulting impact on global temperatures, records will continue to be broken in the future.”

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