Another Month, Another Global Heat Record Broken

Earth dialed the heat up in June, smashing warm temperature records for both the month and the first half of the year. Jessica Blunden, a climate scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said that off-the-charts heat is "getting to be a monthly thing." She added that June was the fourth month of 2015 that set a record. The old record for the first half of the year was set in 2010, the last time there was an El Nino, which is a warming of the central Pacific Ocean that changes weather worldwide. But in 2010, the El Nino petered out. This year, forecasters are predicting this El Nino will get stronger, not weaker. June was warm nearly all over the world, with exceptional heat in Spain, Austria, parts of Asia, Australia and South America.