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NASA: July 2016 Hottest Month on Record

NASA: July 2016 Hottest Month on Record

(Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 16 August 2016 01:04 PM

Last month was the hottest month ever recorded, and the 10th month in a row to surpass its own temperature record, according to data released by NASA on Monday.

By combining sea surface temperature and the temperature of air on land, NASA showed that July of this year was .84 degrees Celsius hotter than the July average from 1951-1980, and .11 C higher than last year's record-setting July.

NASA keeps records dating back to 1880, and their findings were matched by the Japanese Meteorological Agency, who found that last month was the planet's warmest July at least since 1891. According to The Weather Channel, the warmest areas on the globe were in parts of western Russia and the southern ocean, likely due to fires and an outbreak of anthrax in those regions.

El Niño is partly to blame, according to climate scientists, but it is dissipating.

"We are still seeing the tail end of the El Niño warming in global temperatures," David Karoly, a University of Melbourne climate scientist, told The Guardian. "We're not going to set any records later this year." Although according to him, this is "virtually certain" to be the hottest year on record.

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