The Hottest Year Ever Recorded

According to data published by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), July 2016 was the hottest month ever recorded on Planet Earth. Measurements have been recorded for 136 years (since 1880).

Measurements have been carried out on the surface of the Earth as well as surface of the sea. All combined the temperatures are 0.11 degrees Celsius higher than July last year. The July temperature is 0.84 degrees Celsius higher than the average of the range of years from 1951 til 1980.

The findings on Nasas database were originally tweeted by Chief Meteorologist Gavins Smith of Nasa Goddard Institute for Space Studies.

July 2016 was absolutely the hottest month since the instrumental records began. pic.twitter.com/GQNsvARPDH
— Gavin Schmidt (@ClimateOfGavin) August 15, 2016

The past 10 months including July, 2016 hold records for each month, but as July generally holds the record of the hottest month each year, the “all time” record occured by then.

In general, the climate changes are ever developing towards more extremes. Reasons being prescribed to human induced global warming as well as the natural phenomenon El Niño.

Climate changes also results in more heavy rains, floods and snow. This disrupting traffic, setting higher requirements to drainage and plumbing in building constructions as well as in their surroundings.

Sources:
Nasas Global Land-Ocean Temperature Index

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