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NASA: Hottest August Globally Since Records Began In 1880
September 15, 2014
by Joe Romm
Last month was the warmest August globally since records began being kept in 1880, NASA reported Monday. The globe just keeps warming.
While it may have seemed like a cool August in this country, the NASA chart shows it was actually just “normal” or very close to the 1951-1980 average over most of the U.S. (other than the warm West, of course). But we’ve become so used to the “new normal” of global warming that when the old normal returns locally, it feels unnaturally cool.