the warmest since records began in 1881, according to new data released by NASA. This continue a series of record or near-record breaking months.
Dr. Gavin Schmidt, a climatologist and climate modeler at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, says that while the difference falls within a
few hundredths of a degree compared with previous Augusts we should instead focus on the
fact that "the long-term trends are toward warming."