July was hottest month on record; 2015 could be hottest year
WASHINGTON -- Many people around the world felt the heat in July. It was a record-breaking month. July saw the highest average temperatures since record-keeping began -- globally, not just in the United States -- the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Thursday. Globally, the first seven months of the year also had all-time highs. The latest global temperature data make it likely that 2015 will be the hottest year on record, the agency said.