The meteorologists also said that this year's June was the 12th consecutive month when temperatures exceeded the 1.5 degrees Celsius limit compared to pre-industrial recordings. Copernicus senior climate scientist Nicolas Julien said that "it's a stark warning that we are getting closer to this very important limit set by the Paris Agreement. The global temperature continues to increase. It has at a rapid pace."

As per, scientists also warned that, while the record-breaking temperature streak might soon come to an end, that's not going to be the case for the climate havoc that is still to unleash.

The sixth month of 2024 broke the record set just last year by 0.14 degrees Celsius, while also being the third hottest month ever recorded by Copernicus, which began its activity in 1940, behind last year's July and August.

Julien explained that it's not only the fact that these records are being broken month after month, but the fact that they have been "shattered by very substantial margins over the past 13 months."

As always, some of our planet's areas were hit harder than others, with June's heatwaves doing significant damage in places such as Türkiye, eastern Canada, the western United States and northern Siberia.

June also marked the 15th consecutive month when Earth's oceans were hit by warmer-than-normal temperatures, according to climate experts. They also warn that most of the heat that we have to deal with now comes from burning fossil fuels, such as coal and gas.

University of Wisconsin climate scientist Andrea Dutton said that "even if you are not in crisis today, each temperature record we set means that it is more likely that climate change will bring crisis to your doorstep or to your loved ones."

However, experts at C3S say that things might get a turn for the better, as 2024 is expected to still be slightly colder than 2023. "It is likely, I would say, that July 2024 will be colder than July 2023 and this streak will end. It's still not certain. Things can change", said Julien.