14th month of record heat on the plant

In 137 years of readings, the longest heat record series is currently underway. June was the fourteenth hottest month in a row on the planet. A report drawn up by the American Oceanic and Atmospheric Observation Agency (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; NOAA) on the basis of temperature records dating back to 1880.

Scientists at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) confirm this record series. If 2015 had been the warmest year on record since the start of meteorological surveys at the end of the 19th century, 2016 should be even warmer.

Director of GISS, Gavin Schmidt explains this rise in temperatures by the warm current of the Pacific El Niño but he estimates that other factors are taken into account for 60% of this phenomenon. Among these, greenhouse gas emissions.NOAA-temperature-june-2016

In June, the average temperature on land and on the surface of the oceans was 15.5 ° Celsius, 0.02 ° higher than the previous record for that month which was established in 2015. NOAA adds that June 2016 was the 40th consecutive month that temperatures were above the 20th century average.