Antarctic saw another month of record-low sea ice coverage
July 2022 was the world’s sixth-hottest July on record, according to NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information.
Last month also saw Earth’s sixth-hottest year to date on record as Antarctic sea ice coverage plunged to a record low for a second consecutive month. Here’s a closer look into NOAA’s latest monthly global climate report:
Climate by the numbers - July 2022
The July 2022 land and ocean-surface temperature for the globe was 1.57 degrees F (0.87 of a degree C) above the 20th-century average of 60.4 degrees F (15.8 degrees C). This made it the sixth-hottest July in the 143-year global climate record.
July marked the 46th-consecutive July and the 451st-consecutive month with temperatures above the 20th-century average. The five warmest Julys on record have all occurred since 2016.
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