CHICAGO (CBS) — How hot was it in July? Well, it was hotter than ever before.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said the global average temperature this July was the highest in any month in its records, which date back to the 1880.READ MORE: Man Shot During Attempted Carjacking In Gold Coast
July is also the fifteenth straight month the global temperature record has been broken, the longest such streak in 137 years, CBS News Correspondent Pam Coulter reports.
NOAA calculates that last month’s average global temperature was 62.01 degrees. That beats the old record set in July 2015 by a ninth of a degree and is 1.57 degrees above the 20th-century average.