A bird sits on a straw bale on a field in Frankfurt, Germany, as the sun rises during an ongoing heatwave in Europe in July. Photo: AP

July 2019 was Earth’s hottest month on record, US agency says

  • Average global temperature for the month was 0.95 degrees Celsius above the 20th century average of 15.8 degrees
  • Record warmth shrank Arctic and Antarctic sea ice to historic lows, according to US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Topic |   Climate change

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A bird sits on a straw bale on a field in Frankfurt, Germany, as the sun rises during an ongoing heatwave in Europe in July. Photo: AP
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