How the UN chief's assertion that an "era of global boiling" has begun is appropriate given the weather in India right now


The period of global boiling is upon us as temperatures climb around the world, making July the hottest month ever recorded with the present monsoon condition in India. The recent statement made by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is a crucial wake-up call for the entire planet. It is obvious that we can no longer afford complacency as we struggle with the direct effects of climate change. We'll examine the relevance of the UN chief's warning in this blog, comprehend the difficulties presented by the worsening climate disaster, and consider the actions we must take to lessen its consequences.

Recent El Nino effect on current Monsoon in India

Devastating floods have recently hit regions in northern India like Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Punjab, and Uttar Pradesh. While Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh specifically only received 5–10% of the region's typical rainfall during this time period.  Other states also experienced less rain than usual. Farmers delayed their planting season while they awaited enough rain. Wells and bore wells are still dry in August as well.  In typical rainfed zones, the situation gets worse. In order to deal with the low rainfall conditions and reduce food price inflation, the Indian government has already restricted the export of rice, wheat, and sugar.

July's Record-Breaking Heat

The fact that July 2023 was the hottest month on record emphasizes how urgent Guterres' message is. Such intense heat has a wide range of negative effects. Globally, the repercussions of rising temperatures are already being felt, from deadly wildfires that destroy enormous swaths of land to heatwaves that put people's health, especially the vulnerable, in danger. In addition, excessive heat can strain energy systems, affect water resources, and disrupt agriculture. The consequences are extensive and demand prompt response. According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the EU's Copernicus Earth observation program, the use of fossil fuels has increased global temperatures this month, shattering previous records.


Zeke Hausfather, a climate scientist at the US NGO Berkeley Earth, calculated that the record will be broken by closer to 0.3C using technologies developed by Japanese and European meteorologists.

"It is virtually certain that July 2023 will be the warmest month on record by a wide margin, barring a major asteroid impact today," he said. Personally, I'm a little surprised by the size of this record. There is nothing comparable in the July historical record, as far as we can tell.

According to a quick analysis from the World Weather Attribution network released on Tuesday, greenhouse gas pollution has increased the temperatures of lethal heatwaves on three continents this month.

We must take on the task with a feeling of urgency and purpose in the age of global Boiling. The warning from Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is a call to action, urging us to acknowledge the seriousness of the situation and take appropriate action to address it. Future generations and the planet we call home are dependent on us.

It's crucial to keep in mind that every action, no matter how tiny, helps with the overall effort to prevent climate change. Through our combined efforts, we can bring about positive change in a variety of ways, including reducing the use of single-use plastic, promoting renewable energy programs, and participating in community-led conservation activities.

Let us all be motivated by a shared commitment to protecting the environment for now and future generations as we navigate the era of global boiling. Acting right away will have an impact on how our world develops in the future.



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