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Shanghai, China, has the hottest day in the last 100 years.

Shanghai, China’s financial capital, had its hottest day on Monday for the first time in 100 years, according to the city’s weather service. This beat the previous high temperature record by one degree, said AFP.

A post on the weather service’s official Weibo account said, “At 13:09, the temperature at Xujiahui station hit 36.1 degrees Celsius [97 degrees Fahrenheit], breaking a 100-year-old record for the highest temperature in May.”

Scientists have noticed that global warming makes bad weather worse. A recent study from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UNIPCC) warns that “every increment of global warming will intensify multiple and concurrent hazards.”

A heatwave warning causes a guy wearing a face mask to react on the street. — Reuters/File
A heatwave warning causes a guy wearing a face mask to react on the street. — Reuters/File
Later in the afternoon, the temperature at a metro stop in central Shanghai rose as high as 36.7 degrees Celsius, according to the weather service for the eastern Chinese city.

The old record was 35.7 degrees Celsius, which had been reached four times before: in 1876, 1903, 1915, and 2018. The weather service says that this year’s temperature was one degree higher.

In May, the United Nations said that it is almost certain that the five years from 2023 to 2027 will be the hottest ever recorded because of greenhouse gases and El Nino.

The UN’s World Meteorological Organization (WMO) pointed out that “there is a two-thirds chance that at least one of the next five years will see global temperatures exceed the more ambitious target set out in the Paris Accords on limiting climate change.”

Experts say the 1.5C cap will be broken.
Scientists made a terrible statement in May when they said that the world’s temperature will likely go over 1.5 degrees Celcius for the first time in 2027, even though it is already very hot.

Researchers have said that the temperature is going up because people are putting out more carbon dioxide into the air.

If we go over the 1.5 limit, the world will get warmer than it was when fossil fuels weren’t being burned in the second half of the 19th century.

As industrialization began, so did the pollution.

The 1.5C has been the major topic of talks between world leaders about climate change. Under the 2015 Paris Agreement, countries agreed to limit their pollution in order to keep the temperature from going up.

If the world’s temperature went up by 1.5C for a decade, it would have a bad effect on the climate. There would be longer heatwaves, bad weather, and wildfires.