According to a report, the average worldwide temperature in July 2023 was expected to be around 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit above the pre-industrial average, according to research published on Thursday by Germany’s Leipzig University.
According to Karsten Haustein, a climate scientist from Leipzig, the difference between this July and next July is so significant that they can forecast with complete confidence that it will prove to be the hottest July. When the winter in the Southern Hemisphere is factored in, the average worldwide temperature in July is roughly 16 degrees Celsius or 61 degrees Fahrenheit. However, it increased as close to 17C or 63F in July.
According to a report, Although rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels have often been cited as the cause of the present heat wave, another explanation exists that has been almost universally accepted by the scientific community.
As it turns out, water vapor levels in the atmosphere have increased considerably over the last year and a half. Water vapor is well known as a greenhouse gas, the increasing presence of which results in higher temperatures by a process that much outweighs any influence CO2 may have.
So, why has there been such a massive rise in the amount of water vapor in the air? As a result of a massive volcanic explosion that occurred last year that most have never heard about. Since it occurred in the South Pacific, 490 feet below the surface, the media paid it little attention.
According to NASA, the January 15 eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano caused a worldwide tsunami and a sonic boom that went around the world twice. The South Pacific undersea eruption released an amount of water vapor equivalent to the volume of more than 58,000 Olympic pools into Earth’s stratosphere. The sheer quantity of water vapor in the atmosphere can cause temporary changes in Earth’s average temperature.
Atmospheric scientist Luis Millán from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory remarked that they’ve never seen anything like it.