July recorded as hottest month on Earth

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Scientists in America have revealed that July was the hottest month on Earth since weather records began, averaging 16.6 C.

That is 0.08 degrees higher than the previous record, set in July 1998 . It may not seem like a large difference but it is significant  in weather records.

Temperatures have been recorded since 1880. Nine of the 10 hottest months have occurred since 2005.

Scientists say global climate change and the impacts of the El Nino weather pattern are behind the record level temperatures.

The first seven months of 2015 have already set an all-time temperature record for the period. The temperature for July has increased at an average if 0.65 C per century.

“The world is warming. It is continuing to warm. That is being shown time and time again in our data,” said Jake Crouch, physical scientist at NOAA’s National Centres for Environmental Information.

Scientists will now look at what impacts the higher temperatures are likely to have on Earth and everyone living here.

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