It comes as no surprise that this summer has been a hot one. With Canadians having to face heatwaves that bring temperatures over 40°C, it's making winter look easy. If you think that this summer has been hotter than any other, you aren't wrong. NASA has just confirmed that this June was ranked the hottest June around the world in the past 140 years.
According to The Weather Network, June 2019 broke records, reaching temperatures higher than the globe has seen for over a century. In fact, it was recorded that this June was actually 2.08°C above the average global temperatures that have been recorded from 1980-2015.
Even though this is a global total, the Weather Network confirms that the Northern Hemisphere, including North America dominate these statistics due to the large amount of land.
Of course, Canada has been feeling this record-breaking heat throughout the summer months. Currently, parts of Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Alberta, New Brunswick, and Northwest Territories are all facing heat warnings, according to Environment Canada.
Yet, it wasn't just this summer that has been a hot one. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), nine of the ten warmest Junes that have ever been recorded have occurred since 2010, showing that temperatures are continuing to rise.
While the Weather Network does not confirm which nation is seeing the highest temperatures, a report released a few months ago showcased that Canada is warming at more than twice the average global rate.
In fact, the average annual temperature throughout Canada is expected to rise by 3°C by 2055, and Crowther Lab states that climate change is to blame from these temperature hikes.
According to Crowther Lab, the temperature will rise so much in the next thirty years that the city of Toronto will feel more like the temperatures that Washington D.C is currently facing today.
This means that the warmest month in Toronto is expected to increase by 5.9°C by 2055.
According to previous studies, as temperatures continue to rise around the world, cities such as Shanghai, Dubai and New Delhi could become unlivable by 2100 due to the heat.