June through August of this year was the hottest summer in recorded weather history, federal scientists said Thursday.
Surface temperatures around the globe were 1.53 degrees Fahrenheit above their average for those months throughout the 20th century, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said.
Last summer held the previous record, and 2015 beat it by 0.2 degrees, NOAA reported. The records go back to 1880.
August also set a temperature record, as did the period from January from August.
This year alone has seen month after month of NOAA records, which scientists are attributing to climate change.
It’s making it more and more likely that 2015 will set a new record as the hottest year on record, NOAA said.
“The historical data suggest it would take a remarkable and abrupt reversal in the NOAAGlobalTemp time series over the remainder of the year to upend 2015’s drive toward record-breaking status,” scientists wrote in a Thursday blog post accompanying the latest data.
But it's all a massive hoax, because it's a huge conspiracy to make people care about not burning the planet down, and Pope Francis is in on it.
Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) announced on Thursday that he will boycott Pope Francis' address to Congress since the pontiff may discuss climate change during the speech.
Gosar, a Catholic, said he would prefer that the pope address the "persecution of Christians" and religious freedom, rather than focus on the environment.
"Many believed, like I did, that this was an opportunity for the Pope to be one of the world’s great religious advocates and address the current intolerance of religious freedom," Gosar wrote in an op-ed in TownHall. "Media reports indicate His Holiness instead intends to focus the brunt of his speech on climate change -- a climate that has been changing since first created in Genesis."
The congressman suggested that the pope's speech would be too liberal for his taste.
"More troubling is the fact that this climate change talk has adopted all of the socialist talking points, wrapped false science and ideology into 'climate justice' and is being presented to guilt people into leftist policies. If the Pope stuck to standard Christian theology, I would be the first in line," Gosar said. "But when the Pope chooses to act and talk like a leftist politician, then he can expect to be treated like one."
"If the Pope wants to devote his life to fighting climate change then he can do so in his personal time. But to promote questionable science as Catholic dogma is ridiculous," Gosar continued.
So now this Pope, being liberal on this issue, the now another in a long line of enemies to the GOP that must be destroyed.
The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 6, 2012
After they get done wrecking the planet, I guess.