July: Hottest Month Ever Recorded, NASA says
July was the hottest month ever since the history of the recording began, according to NASA. Basically, July is the hottest month of the year as it peaked in the Northern Hemisphere with 1.51 degrees (0.84 Celsius).
According to the US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), there were slight variations found in the temperature reading since the past 14 months. NASA conducted the study on the basis of temperature on the sea surface and land's air temperature. The result was "July 2016 was 0.84C hotter than the 1951 to 1980 average for July, and 0.11C hotter than the previous record set in July 2015," according to NASA. David Karoly, a climate scientist from the University of Melbourne said that 2016 is the hottest year.
"Each month just gives another data point that makes the evidence stronger that we're changing the climate," Simon Donner, Professor of Climatology at the University of British Columbia shared. The study also revealed that many of the planet's land and ocean areas are at their hottest in July than the other months. Many parts of the Arctic regions were stricken with an average heat of 7 degrees (4 Celsius), the Washington Post reported.
Regions in the Eastern Hemisphere like the Middle East, Mitribah, and Kuwait also suffered from a temperature hike of 129.2 degrees and it will be marked as the hottest temperature ever recorded in history.
"There's been so much talk about El Niño this year, but this [warming] is not just El Niño. The records set in 2016 have crushed the records set in previous El Niños." Donner ended.