August 2016 global temperature ties with July for warmest month ever recorded

August 2016 global temperature ties with July for warmest month ever recorded

A NASA report published on September 12 suggested that past August had the record-breaking global temperatures that nearly exceeded earlier numbers. The US space agency researchers said that last month was the hottest August recorded since record-keeping came into practice in the 1880s.

After noting the readings using thermometers and other sources, researchers found that August 2016 was 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit hotter in comparison to the average August temperature from 1951 to 1980.

The month was also 0.29 degrees Fahrenheit hotter in comparison to August 2014 which possessed the title of the hottest August previously.

Also, the study revealed that the global temperature last month has tied with a month prior to it for the hottest month ever documented.

The agency said that August 2016 has marked the 11th consecutive month wherein monthly average temperature records have been broken.

According to the estimations of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), August 2016 will also likely be the 16th consecutive month of record-breaking temperatures. It is going to disclose its own study of the global August temperatures in the present week.

Climate scientists warned that the present heat streak has put this year in competition with 2015 as the hottest year on record.

The planet is already bearing the impacts of increasing temperatures, which have badly hit polar ice caps and left seafloors overheated.

In the past, reports have linked raising temperatures to surging sea levels that may increase the pace of floods along coasts. Experts said that the flood that destroyed the state of Louisiana last month was only one example.

Simultaneously, the Arctic areas’ ice has melted to the second-lowest extent every documented, with open water likely to reached the North Pole.

The rise in temperatures in the last two years was prompted by human-induced climate change and pushed by the El Niño event, which has subsided now.


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