July was Earth's hottest month in recorded history.
Global temperatures averaged 61.86 degrees Fahrenheit last month. That beat monthly highs set in 1998 and 2010 by about 1/7 of a degree.
The first seven months of this year are the hottest January to July span on record.
The federal government began keeping weather records in 1880.
Feds: July was hottest month in recorded history
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