June was Earth's 14th Straight Record Warm Month
June 2016 was the Earth's warmest June since weather records began in 1880, according to a report released Tuesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
It also marked the planet's 14th straight record warm month, the longest such streak in NOAA's 137 years of record keeping
Additionally, each of the past 40 Junes have been warmer-than-average: The last time the Earth had a cooler-than-average June was June 1976, when Gerald Ford was president.
Record warmth was felt across parts of the southwestern U.S., southern Mexico, northeastern Brazil, northeastern and southwestern Africa, the Middle East, northern Australia, and Indonesia. The only land area with cooler-than-average conditions during June 2016 was central and southern South America.
The area of the Arctic covered by ice was the smallest for June since records began in 1979, NOAA said. The area of Antarctic sea ice was below average, the the smallest since 2011.
The first six months of the year were also record warm as the Earth is well on its way to the warmest year on record.
A separate report from NASA about June's climate data will be released later Tuesday.