UN Chief says “Climate breakdown has begun”

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Earth just had its hottest three months on record,” the United Nations weather agency said Wednesday.

“The dog days of summer are not just barking, they are biting,” warned U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in a statement coinciding with the release of the latest data from the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) by the World Meteorological Organization.

“Our planet has just endured a season of simmering — the hottest summer on record. Climate breakdown has begun,” Guterres said.

The WMO’s Secretary-General, Petteri Taalas, issued an urgent assessment of the data, saying: “The northern hemisphere just had a summer of extremes — with repeated heatwaves fueling devastating wildfires, harming health, disrupting daily lives and wreaking a lasting toll on the environment.”

Taalas said that in the southern hemisphere, meanwhile, the seasonal shrinkage of Antarctic Sea ice “was literally off the charts, and the global sea surface temperature was once again at a new record.”

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