At least 118 historical temperature records were reported around the world in July. This is stated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States, reports Voice of America.
Temperature in Japan on July 23 reached 41 degrees, the highest mark in the history of the country. Records have also been recognized in the US Massachusetts, Maine, Wyoming, Colorado, Oregon, New Mexico and Texas, the report said.
The inhabitants of Norway, Sweden and Finland have felt temperatures that they never knew before - above 32 degrees.
"Now we have very strong evidence that global climate change has increased the likelihood of extreme situations such as heat and heavy rain. We believe that global climate change has increased the chances of record temperatures on more than 80 percent of the planet and increased the chances of record events related to rain, on about half of the planet," said Noah Dieffenbau, a climate researcher at Stanford University.
As the media reports, the world's temperature rises due to the accumulation of gases from the burning of fossil fuels, such as coal and oil, and other human activities.