July Was Hottest Month On Record

Heat Advisory_Thermometer-1July’s average global temperature was 61.86 degrees, making it the hottest month on Earth since records have been kept, federal weather officials said. Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said the new mark broke previous records set in 1998 and 2010 by a seventh of a degree, the largest margin ever by which an old record was eclipsed.

“It just reaffirms what we already know: that the Earth is warming,” NOAA climate scientist Jake Crouch said. “The warming is accelerating and we’re really seeing it this year.” NOAA records go back to 1880. The findings were confirmed by records kept by NASA and a Japanese weather agency.

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