June shattered records of being the hottest month globally.
It was 1.62°F above the 20th century average, breaking last year’s record for the warmest June, according the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
NOAA scientists state the globally averaged sea surface temperature was record high for June while the land temperature tied as record high, making it the 34th consecutive June with very high temperatures.
NASA added two key climate change indicators – global surface temperatures and Arctic sea ice extent – have broken numerous records through the first half of 2016.
According to Walt Meier, a sea ice scientist at NASA Goddard, the global trend in rising temperatures is outpaced by the regional warming in the Arctic.
He said: “It has been a record year so far for global temperatures but the record high temperatures in the Arctic over the past six months have been even more extreme. This warmth as well as unusual weather patterns have led to the record low sea ice extents so far this year.”