From June to August, average temperatures across global land and ocean surfaces soared 1.6 degrees Fahrenheit above the average of 60.1 degrees (F), according to a federal climate report.
Michael Mann, director of Penn State’s Earth System Science Center, says that since NOAA's records only date back to 1880...
"There is now very robust paleoclimate evidence that the past decade was likely Earth’s warmest in more than a thousand years, and there is somewhat more tentative but nonetheless compelling evidence that we have moved into territory unseen in more than a hundred thousand years"
Last month also marked the hottest ever for August, which was also the 16th straight month to set a global heat record
The last time the Earth had a cooler-than-average month was December 1984
To cap the already frightening report was the specter that the first eight months of this year were also record setting hot, putting 2016 on track to be the warmest year on record.
Here's a terrifying chart from NOAA you can show any climate change deniers you might know...
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