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June 2019: The Hottest June on Record

Oumaima Jaayfer, Intern, Environment and Global Climate Change

July 19, 2019

In a report published Thursday, scientists from the U.S National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) revealed that last month was the hottest June ever recorded in 140 years (Reuters). The report showed an increase of 1.71 degrees Fahrenheit in the average global temperature during this year’s month of June above that of the 20th-century.The records of this year beat those from two years ago, with Europe experiencing the most warmth (UT & AP). Particularly, France witnessed its hottest month in history (AP) while Austria’s June was the warmest since the beginning of its record keeping in 1767 (UT).

 

NOAA reported that this year’s June is the 414th consecutive month, beginning in 1984, where temperatures were warmer than average (UT). According to Stephan Harrison, a climate change professor at the University of Exeter, these records further prove that carbon emissions are contributing to an unstable climate system faster than scientists postulated (Reuters). The current month of July is likely to hit temperature records as well (AP). NOAA, in that regard, claimed that there is a “100% chance” that 2019 will be among five hottest years recorded (UT).

 

Sources:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-climate-change-temperature/june-2019-was-the-hottest-june-on-record-across-the-globe-noaa-idUSKCN1UD2LD

https://www.apnews.com/020bea71918d466aa186a4eca4321d61

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/07/18/global-warming-hottest-june-record-last-month/1767109001/

https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/201906


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