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June 2019: The Hottest Month Ever To Be Recorded

June 2019 was considered by experts as the hottest month of June ever to be recorded. There was an average land and sea temperature of 0.95 degrees Celsius or 1.71 degrees Fahrenheit above the global average temperature of 15.5 degrees Celsius or 59.9 degrees Fahrenheit.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Centers for Environmental Information claimed that June 2019 was the hottest June in the last 140 years. Moreover, at least nine months of June were considered as having really high temperatures since 2010.

Most would claim that this was caused by the Antarctic sea ice coverage’s balmy temperatures. In addition, Alaska has had another very warm month of June last month. This was its second-warmest month since 1925.

Even though the islands in Hawaii, being a tropical country, are always balmy, its residents have reported it to be a very hot month of June as well. Also, the people in the Gulf of Mexico have sweated more than normal.

The countries mentioned above, on top of Hungary, Austria, Germany and Switzerland, have all had their hottest month of June last month. The weather channel in the country of Turkey reported that a total of 41 countries may have set their record of warmest June in the past couple of decades. Other countries include the Philippines, Iraq, Nicaragua and Bangladesh. This phenomenon wrapped the entire globe with a warmness that even reached planet Earth’s melting poles.

According to Live Science, “June 2019 was the 20th consecutive June with below-average sea ice coverage in the Arctic, and the fourth consecutive June with below-average sea ice coverage in the Antarctic.”

According to USA Today, June 2019 is the 414th consecutive month in which the temperature of the planet was warmer than average. Environmental agencies and other organizations, such as NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Japan’s Meteorological Agency and Europe’s Copernicus Climate Change Service have all confirmed this.

Moreover, scientists and environmentalists alike are experiencing more anxiety regarding this man-made climate change. If we would like to avoid this from happening again in the future, we must take measures to save our planet.

Climate Change Richmond, Va., tops the list of cities more vulnerable to climate change-induced allergy and asthma attacks. Bill Dickinson, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

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