Two US science agencies - Nasa and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - and a private measuring group released their calculations for last year's global temperature on Thursday, and all said it wasn’t far behind ultra-hot 2016 and 2020.
"Climate change is here. It is terrifying. And it is just the beginning," said Guterres, urging immediate and bold action to cut planet-heating emissions. "The era of global warming has ended; the era of global boiling has arrived."
"Extreme heat can be dangerous to health, and even fatal," the city of Boston said on its website after it declared a heat emergency, adding that its street outreach teams will provide water on their routes.
"With the world at global boiling, the data clearly show that the lives and well-being of millions of children across South Asia are increasingly threatened by heat waves and high temperatures," said Sanjay Wijesekera, UNICEF Regional Director for South Asia.
American star Vin Diesel won the title “2022 World's Hottest Bald Man," surpassing Prince William, the heir to the British throne. According to the " SEO agency Reboot", Vin Diesel ranked first among the most attractive bald men in the world, with 6.46 points out of 10 points.
"At 13:09, the temperature at Xujiahui station hit 36.1˚C, breaking a 100-year-old record for the highest temperature in May," a post on the service's official Weibo account read.
Crowd safety experts and outdoor event organisers are exploring ways to protect performers and fans from the growing threat of extreme weather, after global warming neared an internationally agreed limit of 1.5 ˚C last year.