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July was the planet’s hottest month in recorded history

MADISON (WKOW) — It really is getting hotter — way hotter. Last month was the hottest July since record keeping began, and that was 140 years ago.

That’s not for just for southern Wisconsin or the United States. It’s for the entire planet.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, this July was 1.7 degrees warmer than last century’s average.

It’s part of a larger trend. Nine of the ten hottest Julys have been recorded since 2005.

It’s no surprise that ice is disappearing at the same time.

Both the Arctic and Antarctic set records for the lowest amount of sea ice coverage in 41 years.

Guy Brown

Meteorologist, WKOW

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