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We’re not setting records every month, but it certainly feels that way; especially, because there are so many ways to measure climates.

June 2022 marked the 46th consecutive June and the 450th consecutive month with temperatures above the 20th-century average. The ten-warmest Junes on record have all occurred since 2010.

NOAA

And…

Antarctic sea ice extent for June was a record low at 4.68 million square miles, or about 471,000 square miles below average.

NOAA

So, we’re not setting records every month – except the last 46 Junes, and 450 months in general relative to ‘normal’. Normal is being redefined, and isn’t a number but a trend.

And…

Those 471,000 square miles is not the total amount, but ‘only’ the amount that is less than average. That’s 82% the size of one Alaska, and roughly the size of California plus Texas.

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