August shatters global heat records for 16th month in a row

Miami, Sep 20 (AFP) Last month was the hottest August onrecord in modern times and marked the 16th month in row whenglobal records for heat were shattered planet-wide, USauthorities said today. The string of unusual heat across land and sea surfaces is"the longest such streak in the 137-year record," said themonthly climate report by the National Oceanic and AtmosphericAdministration. "The June-August and January-August global temperatureswere also the highest on record," it said. (AFP)ABH

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