"Historical heat wave," leads Gazeta Wyborcza, presenting a map of the places in the world where temperatures have risen most. In June, the average land and sea temperatures reached 16.2 degrees Celsius, up 0.68 degrees on the 1971-2000 average. "The late spring and early summer this year was the hottest since 1880," stresses the daily, citing data from the latest National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Research (NOAA Research) report. "It depends on us only whether the current geological era, known as Anthropocene, where humans have been changing the environment on a huge scale, proves short-lived or brings about a major climatic change that will last for millennia," warn US climate scientists.
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