The August 2015 global data of NOAA (full report) are just in. It was another record-hot month – the hottest August ever measured – already the 6th month of 2015 to be higher than any other previously recorded (February, March, May, June, July, and August).
We now know – after also record-hot months of June and July that the entire summer season of 2015 was globally the hottest summer the world has ever seen. 2015 is well on its way to become the hottest year ever measured, as we predicted quite some time ago.
Globally the summer of 2015 was the hottest summer ever recorded, NOAA analyses shows. August 2015 beat the previous land temperature record for any August (1998, 2015 was 0.13C warmer) and also the previous land-ocean temperature for any August (2010, 2015 0.10C warmer) by significant margins.
Due to the currently developing Super El Niño the coming months will likely create a baking end (see this special end-2015 forecast) to this politically crucial climate year, in which during the COP21 climate summit in Paris in December world leaders have to agree on a new UN climate treaty.
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