If you were sweating more than ever before and thinking it was too hot for survival this month, you weren’t wrong. According to latest data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), June was the hottest month, globally on record and 2015 is on a heat-record-setting spree.
Compared to previous record for the first half of 2010, the first half of 2015 is already 0.16°F warmer. If the current El Nino trend goes unabated then there is no doubt that 2015 will surpass 2014 as the warmest year on record.
The federal agency stated that the past 12 months are also the hottest on record that began 136 years ago.
State of the Climate, published by the federal agency last week, provided significant insight into seal level rise and increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide.
“Scientists can’t say for sure what will be happening in the remaining six months of 2015, but right now the evidence suggests El Niño will last until spring and will likely strengthen in the coming months, making it a good bet that the globe will see more top warm months”, said NOAA.
The NOAA said that some of the hottest months on record have come from the first half of 2015.
The latest information from NOAA has made it clear that the title of being the hottest month has been snatched by June this year from June of last year.
Experts highlighted how a Climate Central analysis which showed that 13 of the 15 warmest years have occurred since 2000. The chances of that happening without the rise in global warming was 1 in 27 million, said researchers.
Scientists have already been warning politicians about rising temperatures and how the Earth is heading towards severe weather changes – rising sea levels being a dangerous outcome of the escalating temperatures.