The hottest summers in Earth’s history are taking place at the moment, but the planet is cooling.
A recent study published in the journal Nature Geoscience shows that summer temperatures are now slightly above the long-term average of about 0.8 degrees Celsius.
That’s a big drop from the record-breaking warmth we experienced in 2014.
However, the decrease in temperature is small compared to other records that have been broken.
For instance, it is only 0.5 degrees Celsius below the average temperature for January in 2007.
That year, global average temperatures were 1.3 degrees Celsius above average.
The biggest decrease in the current summer is a drop of about two degrees, which was about 0,7 degrees Celsius in the middle of the last century.
“The temperature record that we are currently living in is extremely unlikely to last for the next few decades,” said study lead author Chris Beaudreau of the University of Exeter in England.
The research team used data collected by the European Space Agency’s Terra satellite to map the location and timing of summer temperatures.
Their data revealed that the planet has been cooling for some time.
“If you look at summer temperatures at a global scale, the record has not changed in the last 100 years,” Beaudoup said.
“It has, however, been decreasing in recent years.”
The new temperature data also shows that the world has warmed in recent decades, but not as much as some previous studies have suggested.
This summer is not the hottest summer on record, but it is the third-hottest.
This year, it’s actually about 1.4 degrees Celsius hotter than the hottest year on record in 1979.
That was the warmest summer on the planet, but was not the warm summer that many people thought it would be.
According to the latest United Nations report, the planet will warm by 0.7 degrees Fahrenheit (0.3 Celsius) by 2100.
That is about one-third of the rate of warming that has occurred in the past 100 years.
That means the world will be getting a lot warmer than we are used to.
For example, we have been getting about two to three degrees Celsius warmer than the average global temperature.
That has been a long time coming.
Beaudores research team measured temperatures from June to August.
They were able to get temperatures back down to the average from about 30 to 40 days before the heat wave hit.
However in the summer of 2014, the researchers found that temperatures were much hotter.
That led them to conclude that the record hot summers in recent times may have been a result of global warming.
The new study was also the first to examine whether or not the heat is coming from natural causes.
The researchers found the majority of the heat was due to human activity.
“We know that humans have a very strong effect on the global climate,” said Beaudreaus co-author Thomas Stucki, an atmospheric scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
“But we don’t know exactly how much of the global warming is the result of human activities.”
The authors also say that the global temperature is expected to rise another 0.1 degrees Fahrenheit by 2100 and by about 0 degrees by 2100 with a few other extreme events.
“Even though the temperatures are rising and the planet seems to be cooling, there are still a lot of unknowns about how much heat is escaping from the Earth,” said Stuckies co-lead author James Martin.
“What if we were all the way to the coast and had a hot summer?
It’s hard to imagine.”