July was hottest month on record for planet

Cooling shelters have begun opening up throughout the Quad Cities area due to extreme heat. (MGN Image)
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CNN (CNN) - A report was just released which includes data concluding that July 2019 was the hottest month on record for the planet (with data going back to year 1880).

That's according to the European Union's Copernicus climate Change Programme.

They analyze temperature data from around the globe

Experts say this July was slightly hotter than July 2016-- which held the previous record.

The difference is the extreme July heat this year happened during a period of more neutral weather.

Back in July 2016-- the world was in the middle of one of the strongest El Niño events on record.

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