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Tuesday August 15th, 2023 morning edition

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Given that, “it’s very likely that July 2023 was hotter than any month in any year since at least 1850,” she said.

NASA and NOAA together found that last month’s average global surface temperature was 2.02 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th-century average.

This was the first time an average July temperature recorded 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit, or 1 degree Celsius, above the long-term average, according to NOAA.

Last month was also the fourth consecutive month that global ocean surface temperatures hit a record high, the scientists said.

Changes in ocean temperatures can also have enormous impacts on marine species and their broader ecosystems, he said.

Gavin Schmidt, director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, said the biggest impacts of El Niño will likely occur next year.

Last month was the 47th consecutive July, and the 533rd consecutive overall month, with temperatures above the 20th-century average, according to NOAA. »

Overwatch 2 is Now One of Steam’s Lowest-Rated Games of All Time – PlayerAuctions Blog

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Overwatch 2 is now Steam’s lowest-rated game of all time, amassing over 87,000 negative reviews on Valve’s digital storefront.

For the reviewers that didn’t mean Overwatch 2’s predecessor, they instead focused on the game’s monetization practices.

World of Warcraft and Overwatch were China’s most popular Blizzard PC games before the shutdown, both by time played and player count. »

WFP taps India for 200,00 tonnes of rice as global hunger worsens

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Global food prices surged further after India restricted rice exports following Russia’s move.

We have agreed at the World Trade Organization (WTO) that we will not impose any export restriction on the WFP.

And India has to ensure food security because the quantity that will be sought by India is enormous," the official added. »

Judge rules in favor of Montana youths in landmark climate decision

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Those youths are elated by the decision, according to Our Children’s Trust.

Judge Kathy Seeley determined that the state’s emissions could be fairly traced to the legal provision blocking Montana from reviewing the climate impacts of energy projects.

“If this decision stands, it will cause great economic harm to the state of Montana,” said Alan Olson, the executive director of the Montana Petroleum Association. »