Global mean temperatures in July 2016 were the warmest on record not just for July, but for any month dating to the late 1800s, according to four separate newly-released analyses. A state of the climate report issued by NOAA Wednesday said that July 2016 was Earth’s warmest month in records dating to 1880.
The average temperature for the globe was 0.87 degrees Celsius above the 20th century average. This beat the previous warmest month on record set in July 2015 which was 0.81 degrees Celsius above average.
Of course global warming deniers will find a way to explain these facts. The realities of smog will also be denied. Los Angeles has seen major declines in smog thanks to ever increasing smog control regulations. China appears to understand the need to impose regulations.
Look at the map below. Alaska is in the Record Warmest category.