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06:00  17 september  2019
06:00  17 september  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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In Europe, Austria had its second -warmest summer on record , while Germany and France had their third-warmest summers . No land or ocean areas had a " Record - warm global temperatures typically occur during strong El Niño events, and when the solar cycle is near its maximum," Masters said.

Summer swelter: Earth just had its hottest June on record . Austria had its warmest June since records there began in 1767 when Mozart was an 11-year-old child prodigy. In addition to Europe, record warm temperatures during June 2019 were present across parts of Asia, Africa, and South

Global warming: Earth had second-hottest summer on record
Global warming: Earth had second-hottest summer on record
Global warming: Earth had second-hottest summer on record
Global warming: Earth had second-hottest summer on record
Global warming: Earth had second-hottest summer on record
Global warming: Earth had second-hottest summer on record
Global warming: Earth had second-hottest summer on record
Global warming: Earth had second-hottest summer on record
Global warming: Earth had second-hottest summer on record
Global warming: Earth had second-hottest summer on record
Global warming: Earth had second-hottest summer on record
Global warming: Earth had second-hottest summer on record
Global warming: Earth had second-hottest summer on record
Global warming: Earth had second-hottest summer on record
Global warming: Earth had second-hottest summer on record
Global warming: Earth had second-hottest summer on record
Global warming: Earth had second-hottest summer on record
Global warming: Earth had second-hottest summer on record
Global warming: Earth had second-hottest summer on record
Global warming: Earth had second-hottest summer on record
Global warming: Earth had second-hottest summer on record

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The Northern Hemisphere had its hottest summer on record , tying with 2016, as signs of a In addition, August was the world’ s second - hottest such month, according to both NOAA and NASA Such events tend to boost global temperatures by warming the seas and sending more heat into the

August was the hottest such month on record for the globe, showing that the planet' s fever has not broken. The temperature record also means that those in the Northern Hemisphere can say they just lived through the hottest summer on Earth , while residents of the Southern Hemisphere would refer

The Northern Hemisphere just sweltered through its hottest summer on record, scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday.

A whopping 90% of the population of the Earth lives in the Northern Hemisphere, where all five of its warmest summers have occurred in the past five years.

For the planet as a whole, the three months were the second-hottest on record. (June-August is winter in the Southern Hemisphere). Only 2016 was warmer, NOAA said. The overall trend is one of heat: Nine of the 10 highest June-August global surface temperatures have occurred since 2009.

Records go back to 1880.

"Record-warm temperatures during the three-month period were present across parts of the western coast of Alaska, Mexico, western and southern Africa, South America, Europe and Asia," NOAA said in a statement. "Africa had its warmest June-August on record."

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The global temperature record represents an average over the entire surface of the planet. The temperatures we experience locally and in short periods can fluctuate significantly due to predictable cyclical events (night and day, summer and winter) and hard-to-predict wind and precipitation patterns.

In Europe, Austria had its second-warmest summer on record, while Germany and France had their third-warmest summers.

No land or ocean areas had a record-cold June-August temperature.

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It was the second-hottest August on record for the planet, as Arctic sea ice melted to its second-smallest August area, NOAA said.

When asked about the record summer warmth, University of Georgia meteorologist Marshall Shepherd said that it's "more of the same. Sadly, this is not breaking news anymore but a new reality punctuated by deadly heatwaves through Europe, the U.S. and even the Arctic."

To date, 2019 is the third-warmest year on record, trailing only 2016 and 2017.  "It is virtually certain that 2019 will end among the top five warm years and will most likely finish among the 2nd, 3rd or 4th warmest year on record," NOAA said.

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Overall, the 20 warmest years on record have been in the past 22 years, with the top four in the past four years, according to the WMO. The agreement says each country on Earth must determine, plan and report on what it' s doing to slow global warming . Except for the United States, every nation

Oregon and Washington each had their warmest summer on record , according to NOAA. Much of the global heat has been driven by record - warm The past 15 years have seen record after record fall by the wayside. Consider that 13 of the 15 hottest years on record have occurred this century, and

Weather Underground meteorologist Jeff Masters said the "near-record global warmth in 2019 is all the more remarkable since it is occurring during the minimum of the weakest solar cycle in 100+ years, and during a year when a strong El Niño has not been present."

El Niño is a natural warming of seawater in the tropical Pacific Ocean.

"Record-warm global temperatures typically occur during strong El Niño events, and when the solar cycle is near its maximum," Masters said. "The near-record warmth of 2019 is thus a testament to how greatly human-caused global warming is impacting the planet."

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Global warming: Earth had second-hottest summer on record

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