According to scientists at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York, July 2023 was hotter than any other month in the global temperature record, reports KosovaPress.
White House National Climate Advisor Ali Zaidi said President Biden has addressed the climate crisis as the existential threat of our time.
“Against a backdrop of record high temperatures, wildfires and floods, NASA's analysis puts into context the urgency of President Biden's unparalleled climate leadership. From securing the Inflation Reduction Act, the largest climate investment in history, to calling for the Defense Production Act to increase domestic clean energy production, to strengthening climate resilience in communities across the country, President Biden is delivers the most ambitious climate agenda in history," NASA writes.
Overall, July 2023 was 0,43 degrees Fahrenheit (F) (0,24 degrees Celsius (C)) warmer than any other July on NASA's record, and was 2,1 F, according to NASA. (1,18 C) warmer than the average July between 1951 and 1980.
The main focus of GISS analysis is long-term temperature changes over many decades and centuries, and a fixed base period yields anomalies that are stable over time. Temperature "normals" are defined by several decades or more - usually 30 years.
"NASA data confirms what billions around the world have felt: July temperatures in 2023 made it the hottest month on record. "In every corner of the country, Americans are now experiencing firsthand the effects of the climate crisis, underscoring the urgency of President Biden's historic climate agenda," said NASA Administrator Bill Nelson.
"The science is clear. We must act now to protect our communities and our planet; it's the only plan we have.”