With exceptional records in Canada, North America recorded its hottest June last month. Copernicus’ (C3S) climate service of the European Earth Monitoring Program announced this on Wednesday.
C3S said in a statement that “June 2021 is the hottest June for North America” since measurements began, due to a heat wave in western North America that broke several records.
June 2021 was 1.2 degrees warmer than the 1991-2020 average, or 0.15 degrees warmer than the region’s previous hottest month in 2012, June. Carlo Puntembo, director of C3S, sees the connection between heat waves in Canada and parts of Canada and the United Nations.
“These heat waves are not coming out of nowhere. They take place in a global climate, which is warming and exacerbating them, ”said his fellow researcher Julian Nicholas. “Recent examples of a trend related to the continuation and continuing warming of the heat waves we have seen in North America, Western Russia and northern Siberia over the past month.”
Exceptional heat wave
During the exceptional heat wave that began in late June, Canada broke its temperature record several times, finally reaching 49.6 degrees Celsius on June 30. The small community 250 kilometers northeast of Vancouver became a symbol of crisis: after the break of history, fires destroyed 90 percent of Lytton’s landmass.
The increase and intensification of heat waves around the world are clear signs of global warming associated with human activity.
In Europe, Copernicus said June 2021 was the second warmest ever recorded since June 2019. Globally, June 2021 ranks fourth, with June 2018, after June 2016, 2019 and 2020.