Jul 18, 2019

World experienced hottest June on record in 2019, says US agency

The world experienced its hottest June on record last month, with an average temperature worldwide of 61.6F, according to new data. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the average global temperature was 1.7F warmer than the 20th Century average. In its latest monthly global climate report, the NOAA said the heat in June had brought Antarctic sea ice coverage to a record low. Nine of the 10 hottest Junes on its 1880-2019 record have occurred in the past nine years, it said. "Earth is running a fever that won't break thanks to climate change," climatologist Kathie Dello told the Associated Press news agency.

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