NASA confirms that July was Earth’s hottest month, in recorded history.
According to NASA, July 2016 was 1.51 degrees Fahrenheit (0.84 degrees Celsius) warmer than the 1950-1980 global average.
Our monthly GISS Surface Temperature Analysis (GISTEMP) July 2016 data is now available
Scientists blame for the climate change, mostly the burning of fossil fuel.
— NASA GISS (@NASAGISS) August 15, 2016
Two key climate change indicators have broken numerous records through the first half of 2016, according to NASA analyses of ground-based observations and satellite data. Each of the first six months of 2016 set a record as the warmest respective month globally in the modern temperature record, which dates to 1880. Meanwhile, five of the first six months set records for the smallest monthly Arctic sea ice extent since consistent satellite records began in 1979. NASA researchers are in the field this summer, collecting data to better understand our changing climate.