July Was The Hottest Month On Record

July Was The Hottest Month On Record

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July Was The Hottest Month On Record

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According to the National Climate Data Center, this past July was the hottest month ever documented during the 136 year span of record keeping and it looks as though the climate will continue to change through the 21st century.

“The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for July 2015 was the highest for July in the 136-year period of record, at 0.81°C (1.46°F) above the 20th century average of 15.8°C (60.4°F), surpassing the previous record set in 1998 by 0.08°C (0.14°F). As July is climatologically the warmest month of the year globally, this monthly global temperature of 16.61°C (61.86°F) was also the highest among all 1627 months in the record that began in January 1880. The July temperature is currently increasing at an average rate of 0.65°C (1.17°F) per century.”– NCDC.gov

Maybe the more alarming trend, ocean temperatures have reached record highs too.

“For the oceans, the July global sea surface temperature was 0.75°C (1.35°F) above the 20th century average of 16.4°C (61.5°F), the highest departure not only for July, but for any month on record. The 10 highest monthy departures from average for the oceans have all occurred in the past 16 months (since April 2014).”– NCDC.gov

Also Read: [June 2015 Ranks as the Hottest On Record For US]

The news comes on heels of this past year’s report by NASA and NOAA that 2014 was the hottest year on record at the time.

In two consecutive years, the world’s heat record has been broken… How about that for a correlation.

Read the entire NOAA report here: Global Analysis – July 2015

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