Science in a Minute 081919 NOAA Says July 2019 Was the Hottest Month Ever Recorded

August 16, 2019 03:56 PM
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According to NOAA’s recently released global climate report, July 2019 was the warmest month in nearly 140 years of record keeping.  The global temperature for the month was .95° Celsius above the 20th century average of 15.77°. The report also indicates the sweltering July heat shrank both Arctic and Antarctic sea ice to historic lows. The previous hottest month on record was July 2016.