NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) Scientists say that July 2016 turned out as the hottest month ever recorded in the 136 years of Global temperature record-keeping history. The announcement also says that July was the 10th consecutive month of record warmth, which means 2016 would be the hottest year ever recorded.
Gavin Schmidt, who directs NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, which is responsible for temperature measurements, tweeted “July 2016 was absolutely the hottest month since the instrumental records began,”.
July 2016 was the 15th straight month of recording-breaking temperatures in NOAA’s analysis and 10th-straight in NASA’s, beating the previous hottest Julys by substantial margins.
The Washington post reports, Simon Donner, professor of climatology at the University of British Columbia, saying “Each month just gives another data point that makes the evidence stronger that we’re changing the climate,”
“July 2016 was the 379th consecutive month with temperatures at least nominally above the 20th-century average,” NOAA said. In both NASA and NOAA’s analyses, this July was more than 1.5 degrees above average.
“Warmer- to much-warmer-than-average temperatures were observed across much of all land masses, with record warmth observed mainly across parts of Indonesia, southern Asia, and New Zealand,” NOAA said.
The temperatures in the Middle East are also rising year by year. Mitribah, Kuwait, simmered to 129.2 degrees which, if confirmed, would mark the hottest temperature ever recorded in the Eastern Hemisphere.
“Each month just gives another data point that makes the evidence stronger that
WE are changing the climate,“
Image(c): NASA’s Earth Observatory