Scientists are already calculating that last month will be the hottest month on record and is likely to be the warmest month humanity has ever experienced. As heat waves and wildfires savaged many parts of Europe, Asia and North America, global heat is rising faster than attempts to counteract it.
Human-caused global warming made July 2023 hotter for four out of five people on Earth, with more than 2 billion people feeling climate change-boosted warmth daily.
Over 6.5 billion people, or 81% of the world’s population, sweated through at least one day, where climate change significantly affected the average daily temperature. This staggering fact is included in a new report published by Climate Central, a science non-profit.
Researchers observed 4,711 cities worldwide and found climate change fingerprints in 4,019 of them for July. The new study calculated that burning coal, oil and natural gas had made it three times more likely to be hotter on at least one day in those cities.
In the US, where the climate effect was most prominent in Florida, more than 244 million people felt more significant heat due to climate change during July. “We really are experiencing climate change just about everywhere,” said Climate Central Vice President for Science Andrew Pershing.
Easing the effects of global warming requires collective efforts from individuals, governments, and businesses. Businesses can significantly mitigate climate change due to their substantial influence on resource consumption, emissions, and innovation.
We have recently designed, installed and commissioned a 56kWp commercial solar energy system for YMCA Plymouth. This commercial solar energy system will help the organisation save money on their electricity bills, but, more significantly, it will help reduce the building’s carbon output by almost 11,000KG per year.
We all have a small part to play in fighting global warming, but businesses hold the key to reversing the damage already caused. If you would like to know more about the benefits of a commercial solar energy system for your business and the world, please get in touch with Alex Isted at 0800 027 2244 or firstname.lastname@example.org.