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August 2016 was the warmest August in 136 years

August 2016 was the warmest August in 136 yearsAugust 2016 broke the record as being the warmest August in 136 years of modern record-keeping, NASA.

August 2016's temperature was 0.16 degrees Celsius warmer than the previous warmest August in 2014, according to a monthly analysis of global temperatures by scientists at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York.

GISS Director Gavin Schmidt noted: "Monthly rankings, which vary by only a few hundredths of a degree, are inherently fragile."

"We stress that the long-term trends are the most important for understanding the ongoing changes that are affecting our planet," he added.

August 2016 has become a 11th consecutive month dating back to October 2015 that has set new monthly high-temperature records.
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