It's official – July was hottest month on Earth since scientists started recording planet's temperatures. Data from America's National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) reveal that last month, the Earth hit its hottest temperatures since records began 136 years ago. NASA spokesman Gavin Schmidt tweeted: "July 2016 was absolutely hottest month since instrumental records began." It beat previous hottest July in 2011 by 0.11 degrees Celsius, which scientists say is substantial amount. According to NASA, July was tenth straight month of record-breaking temperatures. It looks like year 2016 might now become hottest year on record.
science website gizmodo.com stated that July could be hottest month since prehistoric times. It said: "In all likelihood, it was hottest month since last interglacial period ended 125,000 years ago." Meteorology expert professor Jason Furtado said: "It's little alarming to me that we're going through these records like nothing this year." news organization Climate Central reported that record temperatures of past few years have been caused by burning of fossil fuels and occurrence of El Niño weather phenomenon. However, Australian politician Malcolm Roberts recently rubbished climate change as conspiracy theory and accused NASA of corrupting climate change data.