This NY Times article discusses how Heat Waves Nudged the Planet to Its Hottest June, European Forecasters Say. The heat wave that smothered much of Europe at the end of June helped raise average global temperatures to a record for the month, a European weather forecasting agency has said.
This article discusses how 2019 had the hottest June ever recorded. Yet another disturbing record directly linked to climate change. The new record is the latest of many. The last five years were the Earth’s five hottest years. The ocean had its hottest year on record in 2018, fueling problems like coral bleaching and more extreme hurricanes like Michael and Florence, which alone caused damages topping $49 billion in the U.S. last year. July and August may break more records. In Alaska, where the northernmost town of Utqiagvik was 30 degrees hotter than normal at one point in June, the heat wave is still continuing, making massive wildfires worse and melting glaciers.