The past eight years have been the hottest years on record, according to NASA and the US National Oceanic Administration. At the same time, 2021 became the sixth hottest year in history.
“The fact is that now we have switched to a new regime, this is probably the warmest decade in many, many hundreds, maybe thousands of years.” ;, NASA said.
Sicily's record of 48.8°C could break the European record for maximum temperature, while this information is being verified. Overall, according to NOAA, July 2021 was the hottest month ever recorded by humans.