IF you thought it was hot last month, you’d be right – because it was the Earth’s hottest ever recorded month.
It was confirmed on Monday that July was slightly hotter globally than July 2016, which was the previous warmest month since records began in 1880.
We’ve also just had the warmest June on record, and all months so far in 2019 are in the top four for that month.
“With continued greenhouse gas emissions and the resulting impact on global temperatures, records will continue to be broken in the future,” said Jean-Noël Thépaut, Head of the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), which revealed the news.
While lots of people, especially the younger generation (that’s you!), are worried about stories like this, changes are finally starting to be made. For instance, many organisations are starting to take their money out of fossil fuel companies, and investing it in greener businesses.
The recent youth strikes have also forced politicians to take notice, as they know the climate will be the number one priority in elections when you’re old enough to vote in a few years.
Instead of sitting back and letting things happen, there are lots of things you can do to help. You can keep protesting and writing to your MP to demand they make the climate a priority, make fewer car journeys and cycle more, and fly less.
For more ideas and to take our Wonderful World pledge, see first.news/wonderfulworld