Last month, when an iceberg about a quarter the size of Wales calved from the Larsen C ice shelf, was a statistical tie with July 2016 for the warmest July in 137 years on record, Nasa says. Last month was the warmest July in the 137 years since records began, Nasa has revealed. The average global temperature was 0.83C higher than the average for July between 1951 and 1980, Nasa’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York found. This was a statistical tie with the same last year, which was found to be 0.82C warmer than the average. “All previous months of July were more than a tenth of a degree cooler,” Nasa said in a statement.
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