June was Record Hot. July on the Same Track for Same

July 17, 2019

Washington Post:

Boosted by a historic heat wave in Europe and unusually warm conditions across the Arctic and Eurasia, the average temperature of the planet soared to its highest level ever recorded in June.

According to data released Monday by NASA, the global average temperature was 1.7 degrees Fahrenheit (0.93 Celsius) above the June norm (based on a 1951-to-1980 baseline), easily breaking the previous June record of 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit (0.82 Celsius), set in 2016, above the average.

The month was punctuated by a severe heat wave that struck Western Europe in particular during the last week, with numerous all-time-hottest-temperature records falling in countries with centuries-old data sets.

July is picking up right where June left off. Zeke Hausfather, a climate scientist based in Berkeley, Calif., tweeted that the month so far ranks as the hottest on record narrowly ahead of 2017, the previous record holder.

“If this July turns out to be the warmest July (it has a good shot at it), it will be the warmest month we have measured on Earth!” tweeted Michael Mann, a climate scientist at Pennsylvania State University.


The northeastern United States will sizzle this week as summer heat builds to near-record levels in some places, with many metropolitan areas experiencing the hottest air temperatures of the summer so far as a heat wave envelopes a wide swath of the United States.

In the nation’s capital AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperatures on Saturday are forecast to reach 113 F, just 3 degrees shy of the AccuWeather RealFeel Temperature forecast for Death Valley, California, on the same day.

Washington, D.C., will also swelter with a forecast high of 102;however, the nation’s capital likely won’t break its daily and all-time high of 106 hit on July 20, 1930, about 12 years after the mercury hit 106 in 1918. However, this is forecast to be the first triple-digit heat to grip the nation’s capital since the summer of 2016.

11 Responses to “June was Record Hot. July on the Same Track for Same”

  1. rhymeswithgoalie Says:

    I kinda enjoyed the fact that Michael Mann literally said “we told you so” to the interviewer.

    I did wince at the way he said we could stop it from getting worse by stopping burning carbon when AIUI at least some worsening is “baked in” even if we level out the Keeling Curve.

    • rsmurf Says:

      We haven’t done anything meaningful, and will not, until some massive disaster hits. Climate change creeps. But what worries me even more is even if we get 50% to fossil free energy warming will continue. Then the fossil fuel bunch will say “see its still warming and we are putting less co2 into the atmosphere, we told you they were lying”. And then the fossil fuel burning will continue!

  2. dumboldguy Says:

    “We can prevent it from getting worse if we act now” says Mann at the end of the clip. He KNOWS, just as all the other climate scientists do, that we are NOT going to “act now”, and that what is baked into the Keeling Curve, as RWG points out, is guaranteed to produce some unknown but likely severe level of “worsening”.

    When are we going to stop deluding ourselves?

    • Brent Jensen-Schmidt Says:

      Maintain thy cool Woofer, tomorrow is another day. Concern and action are increasing exponentially, grass roots and even politically. Chances of it happening soon enough (to do exactly what?) are dim, but no longer zero. To be trite, it is getting a lot less lonely on the walls of the ‘Alamo”.

      • dumboldguy Says:

        Yes, and in the Washington DC area, we are looking forward to a string of “tomorrows” that are expected to bring heat indexes ~115 and extend into next week, and set several night-time all-time high low temperatures—-this latest heat wave is pushing the records for the area.

        “….concern and action are increasing exponentially” you say? Have you been smoking happy weed and is that why you are so bright-sided? I myself focus much more on what is not DECREASING exponentially—-GHG emissions, the burning of COAL, the INCREASE in use of natural gas, the slow progress of actual sales of EV’s. WOOF!

        • Brent Jensen-Schmidt Says:

          Therein lies a point with the rolling crashing records, concern is spreading and PLANS for action are getting ambitious. Suffer a guilty joy at every climate catastrophe that causes skeptics etc shut up and pull their head in. And they are, and climate groups are sprouting and expanding, and governments are looking at action either by genuine concern or voter pressure. These are my observations, happy weed makes me paranoid. Shame about your fuhrer and my coal hugger.
          As for your concerns about what is not happening, you are not alone, and until addressed, the above will be pointless. Despair is so bluddy depressing and accomplishes nothing good. Got nothing better to do.

        • rhymeswithgoalie Says:

          Boston may reach 98°F on Sunday, which for them is completely brutal.

  3. Brent Jensen-Schmidt Says:

    To bang the drum on extreme heat. Ecology’s survive with the local climate including heat waves which may or may not cause damage duh. Extreme heat, ‘record’ temperatures, cause magnitudes more damage. Have actually seen a commercial orchard with an unpicked $25K crop turned to prunes in ONE day. An all time record day virtually wiped out my veggie garden including decade old rhubarb plants and burnt Aloe Vera! For a first world, financially comfortable (to most of the world, feethy rich) person, who cares. Well me actually, though for many in that ‘most of the world bit’ it equals catastrophe. The one planet we are on means effects spread from these unimportant people in shithole countries.
    Any way, pointing out damage from local extreme events is a goo argument stopper.

  4. Robert Culkin Says:

    Climate change is a hoax pushed by criminal globalist looking to control us. Wake up!

    • dumboldguy Says:

      There’s only ONE “criminal globalist” looking to control us? Should be easy to fight him off!

      • “Should be easy to fight him off!”

        I suppose you could say there’s an individual responsible for the “hoax.” He’s not merely a Globalist, he’s a Universalist. His name is Physics. As for being easily fought, not so much. Physics always, always wins.

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