Warmest month

Was July a hot month for you? Well, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the United States, July was the hottest month ever recorded on planet Earth since record-keeping began back in 1880. The July average temperature across global land and ocean surfaces was 61.86°F (16.61°C). The previous record was set in 1998, and July’s temperature readings beat the previous record by 0.14°F (0.08°C). You can watch a video about climate change here.

Did you know?

The 10 warmest years that have ever been recorded have all occurred since 1998, and the warmest was 2014.

Image Credits: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for the image of the Land and Ocean Temperature Departure From Average in July
Sources: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration