For the second month in a row, intense heat waves have gripped parts of the planet, and soaring temperatures are shattering records.
European cities suffered through a second sizzling heat wave in July on the heels of one that gripped parts of the continent in June, with the mercury topping out over 108 degrees Fahrenheit and higher in some areas.
The service, which studies global climate data, said July was the warmest on record and warmest month ever on record with the global average temperature near 0.07 degree Fahrenheit hotter than July 2016, The New York Times reported.
"With continued greenhouse gas emissions and the resulting impact on global temperatures, records will continue to be broken in the future," he said.
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