This summer time hasn’t just felt like the hottest ever — it basically has been. July 2019 is now officially the hottest month on record, given that record-maintaining started 140 years ago. 

The typical worldwide temperature final month was 1.71 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th-century typical, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced Thursday. It follows the hottest June ever recorded, marking a single of the hottest summers in current history. 

Previously, July 2016 held the record for the hottest month ever. As of now, 2019 is tied with 2017 as the second-warmest year on record. 

This month-to-month summary was created by scientists at NOAA’s  National Centers for Environmental Info.


The final 5 Julys have been the 5 hottest of all time, and final month marked the 415th consecutive month with above-typical worldwide temperatures, scientists at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Info stated. 

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Alaska, Central Europe, northern and southwestern components of Asia, and components of Africa and Australia suffered the most intense departures from standard higher temperatures, experiencing their hottest year to date. 

This summer time has been marked globally by unsafe heat waves. A deadly heat wave gripped a lot more than half of the U.S. in mid-July, causing at least six deaths across the nation. 

Europe also discovered faced life-threatening heat situations last month, with France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Britain all hitting record temperatures. It hit 100 degrees in London and 109 in Paris —  the highest temperature ever recorded there. 

On the final day of the month, the heat wave moved from Europe to Greenland, melting its ice sheets at dramatic prices. Eleven billion tons of ice melted across the nation in just a single day — its largest melt of the season

The Arctic sea ice extent set a record low for July at 726,00 square miles (19.eight%) under the 1981–2010 typical and 30,900 square miles under the now second-lowest July sea ice extent set in 2012, according to an evaluation by the National Snow and Ice Information Center utilizing information from NOAA and NASA.


Roughly 197 billion tons of ice from Greenland melted into the Atlantic Ocean in July, Ruth Mottram, a climate scientist with the Danish Meteorological Institute, told CBS News. That is about 36 % a lot more than scientists anticipate in an typical year. 

According to NOAA, typical Arctic sea ice set a record low for July, operating 19.eight% under typical — surpassing the prior historic low of July 2012.

Scientists continue to warn that human activity is heating the planet at a unsafe price, and higher temperatures pose a a lot more lethal threat to humans than any other variety of intense climate occasion. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies lately warned the threat posed by intense heat “will only develop into a lot more severe and a lot more widespread as the climate crisis continues.”

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