Too hot to handle: World hits record high temperature

World registered the hottest day ever recorded on July 3, 2023, crossing the global average daily temperature for the day over both land and ocean. Forest fires in Canada, extreme heat in Spain, Iran, the US and Vietnam, and fatal heatwaves in India raise fears that a deadly summer could become routine. The target of keeping long-term global warming within 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 F) is moving out of reach, with nations failing to set more ambitious goals despite months of record-breaking heat on land and sea
Curated By: Madhu Kapparath
Published: Jul 5, 2023
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Ferry boats navigate New York Harbor through the haze and smoke from wildfires in Canada, in New York City, US, June 30, 2023.