Augusta, GA – Climatologists have officially declared June 2015 as Earth’s hottest June on record, and it doesn’t stop with last month.
Climatologists say El Niño is one of the contributing factors to these above average global temperatures. El Niño is characterized by unusually warm sea surface temperatures in the Pacific, which became more pronounced
during the month of June. This contributed to the increase of average global temperatures for the month of June by a degree and a half. Beyond that, 2015 is on track to be the hottest year ever recorded. So far, global average temperatures have been about a degree and a half above the normal value of 57-point-two degrees.
If 2015 wraps up as the hottest year on record, it would mark the second consecutive year of record high global temperatures.