The Earth Just Experienced the Hottest Month on the Books. Period

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Source: The Earth Just Experienced the Hottest Month on the Books. Period. | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

Common Dreams

August 15, 2016

Plus, scientists say there’s a “99 percent chance of a new annual record in 2016”

July 2016 was “the warmest month of any in a data record that can be extended back to the nineteenth century,” according to the U.K.-based Copernicus Climate Change Service (CCCS). Hot enough to fry an egg, they say. (Photo: Jen/cc/flickr)

On Monday it was confirmed that the Earth has broken an ominous climate milestone amid a wave of troubling records: July 2016 was the hottest recorded month—ever.

According to new NASA data, the global mean surface temperatures last month were 0.84° Celsius (1.51° Fahrenheit) above average and was the warmest July in their data set, which dates back to 1880.

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