MIAMI: July was the hottest month in history, setting a new and troubling record as the planet continues to warm due to the burning of fossil fuels, US government scientists said on Thursday.
Not only was last month the record-breaker for heat across land and sea surfaces worldwide when compared to past months of July going back more than a century, “this was also the all-time highest monthly temperature in the 1880-2015 record,” said the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
In its monthly global climate report released online on Thursday, NOAA also cited record high temperatures for the Earth’s oceans.
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