Monday, September 12, 2016

Earth just had its hottest August on record, NASA finds

August 2016 was the warmest such month on record, according to preliminary data released by NASA on Monday. This further ensures that the year will beat 2015 for the dubious title of the warmest year on record.

The temperature record also means that those in the Northern Hemisphere can say they just lived through the hottest summer on Earth, while residents of the Southern Hemisphere would refer to it as the globe's warmest winter.

According to NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York, readings from thermometers and other sources show that August had a global average surface temperature departure from average of 0.98 degrees Celsius, or 1.76 degrees Fahrenheit above average.  Read more...

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