September 23, 2021

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July was the hottest month

Released on Friday, August 13, 2021 at 7:55 p.m.

Global surface temperature was 0.01 C higher than in July 2016.

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said on Friday that July 2021 was the hottest month on Earth, highlighting the role of climate change in this new record.

“First place is bad here,” NOAA President Rick Spinrad said in a statement. “July is generally the hottest month of the year, but July 2021 has become July and the hottest month on record, beyond itself.”

“This new record adds to the anxious and chaotic path that climate change has set in the world,” he added.

The planet’s global surface temperature was 0.01 C warmer than in July. The survey began 142 years ago, the NOAA said.

The European Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) last week estimated July 2021 as the third warmest month on Earth. It is common for agencies to have small differences in their data.

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