Some data on this summers heat.
The past three months have been the hottest ever measured, according to the Copernicus Climate Change Service, an EU-funded programme. Last month was the warmest August on record — and the second hottest month ever, after July 2023 — with temperatures an estimated 1.5°C above preindustrial averages. In August sea-surface temperatures also hit 20.98°C, their highest monthly average. — Economist Espresso, Sep 6 2023