NOAA declared July 2021 the hottest month on Earth ever

August 13, 2021 ☼ climate

Source: The Washington Post - Link

If you thought this July was just toasty, you probably didn’t realize you were living through the hottest month in modern history. On Friday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration declared July 2021 the world’s hottest month in 142 years of records.

“In this case, first place is the worst place to be,” NOAA Administrator Rick Spinrad said in a statement. “This new record adds to the disturbing and disruptive path that climate change has set for the globe.”

And summer isn’t even close to being over.