Shanghai records hottest day in 100 years

 Shanghai recorded its hottest May day in 100 years, the city’s meteorological service announced, shattering the previous high by a full degree, on Monday.

A post on the official Weibo account of the service clarified that “At 13:09, the temperature at Xujiahui station soared to 36.1 degrees Celsius (97 degrees Fahrenheit), surpassing a century-old record for the highest May temperature.”

Scientists indicate that global warming is amplifying extreme weather conditions, as highlighted in a recent report by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

The report cautioned that “each degree of global warming will escalate the severity of various simultaneous hazards.”

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