Published On: Fri, Jul 25th, 2014

May and June were the hottest months ever as global warming heats up

sea-surface-temperatures-740FLORIDA  – The planet appears to be turning up the jets, setting a global heat record last month hot on the heels of breaking the same record in May.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the average global temperature in June was 61.2 degrees, which is 1.3 degrees higher than the 20th century average, and beat the record set in 2010 by one-twentieth of a degree.

Although one-twentieth of a degree might not sound impressive, “it’s like winning a horse race by several lengths” when it comes to temperature records, according to NOAA climate monitoring chief Derek Arndt.

Arndt went on to reveal that the world’s oceans not only broke a monthly heat record at 62.7 degrees, but it was the hottest the oceans have been on record in any month.

“We are living in the steroid era of the climate system,” he commented.

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