July was Hottest Month on Record for the Planet
Despite experiencing some of the hottest days of the year this week, last month goes on record as the hottest July since record keeping began. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, July was 1.7 degrees warmer than last century’s average.
Since 2005, nine of the ten hottest Julys have been recorded. It’s no surprise that ice is disappearing at the same time. Both Arctic and Antarctic set record for lowest amount of sea ice coverage in 41 years.