It’s Official: August Was the 16th Consecutive Record-Breaking Hottest Month

August was the 16th consecutive record warm-month, the longest ever recorded, with average temperatures 1.66 F above the 20th century average and 0.09 F warmer than last August.


NASA Earth Observatory chart based on data from the

NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

.


Joshua Stevens


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data

shows it was also the hottest summer on record, as June-August temperatures averaged 2.18 F above the 20th century average in the same period. The summer featured an “increasing number and a

disturbing number

” of

extreme weather events

, many of which bore classic signatures of

climate change

.

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For a deeper dive:


AP

,

Washington Post

,

The Hill

,

USA Today

,

Climate Central

,

Mashable

,

Deutsche Welle


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