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With no La Niña to help cool Earth's fever, last month shattered the mark for warmest August on record

The heat goes on. And on. According to data released yesterday by NASA, last month was the warmest August on record.

This past July was the hottest of 1,639 months on record

July 2016 also was the 379th consecutive month with temperatures above the 20th century average Even though the El Niño warming episode is over, Earth's heat streak is continuing. Big time.

As a giant cruise ship prepares to set sail, the fabled — and treacherous — Northwest Passage is nearly ice free

The 1,070 passengers scheduled to sail aboard the Crystal Serenity have global warming to thank for shrinking Arctic sea ice The largest cruise ship ever to attempt a complete transit of the usually ice-choked waters of the famed Northwest Passage is just days away from weighing anchor.

Prominent global warming doubter says there was a "hit list" apparently targeting climate scientists

In a comment on an August 3rd post at the Wattsupwiththat website, Patrick J. Michaels of the conservative Cato Institute said that there has been a "hit list" apparently targeting climate scientists, and that he had influence over who was on it.

First, a big chunk of the Sun seemingly goes missing; then a satellite sees a Sun-grazing comet plunge to its death

All the action was captured live and in color by spacecraft. Here's what it looked like — and what's going on.

Seen from space: eight days of a blazing California wildfire

The Soberanes Fire has scorched an area twice as large as Manhattan. Watch nearly its full duration so far in this animation of satellite images.

Atlantic hurricanes: Is the calm before the storms ending?

High sea surface temperatures fuel hurricanes — and right now, the tank is brimming. When will the season really get rolling?

Close-up videos capture big, beautiful explosion on the Sun

A buildup of intensely tangled magnetic energy on the Sun suddenly let go two days ago, unleashing a massive explosion of radiation and super-hot plasma.

The Sand Fire near L.A. has doubled in size, and with dry, gusty winds, extreme fire behavior is forecast today

With temperatures up to 97 degrees, humidity down at just 10 percent, and winds gusting as high as 30 miles per hour, the weather forecast today is not what firefighters battling the Sand Fire near Los Angeles might have hoped for.

Satellite images capture California's Sand Fire, blazing north of Los Angeles, and the Sobranes Fire near the Big Sur coast

Hot, dry and windy weather is fanning the flames of two California wildfires this evening, one just north of Los Angeles and the other near Carmel.

Amazing time-lapse video of the Sand Fire now blazing in northern Los Angeles County

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-h1gEDHX5N0 The Sand Fire started yesterday at about 2 p.m. near Santa Clarita, California and has since exploded to 11,000 acres in hot and dry conditions, according to the latest report on InciWeb.

A blanket of smoke from fires in Siberia is so huge it can be seen from nearly 1 million miles away in space

It's a tad faint, but a smudge of smoke is clearly visible in the image below, captured by a spacecraft in deep space The Deep Space Climate Observatory spacecraft hovers between the Earth and Sun, keeping a constant eye on our planet's sunlit side from about a million miles away.

Huge amounts of heat are available to fuel Atlantic hurricanes, yet nothing's happening. What's going on?

These animations and images help provide the answer The Atlantic hurricane season started with a bang, but since then?

The first half of 2016 was the warmest such period by far in a record dating back 137 years

Global warming continues, but with El Niño's passing, Earth's fever has moderated a bit This past month nudged out June 2015 as the warmest on record, according to data just released by NASA.

Flame broiled Alaska: With soaring temperatures and crackling lightning, wildfires erupt across the state

After months of record-setting warmth culminating in extremely high temperatures last week, much of Alaska was primed for wildfire.

In case you missed it: Juno's first view of Jupiter from orbit

The image above is the Juno spacecraft's first view of Jupiter and some of its moons after it entered orbit around the gas giant on July 4th.

Why is the Sun spinning like a pinwheel?

First the Sun develops a big hole, and now it's flipping end over end. But once again, not to worry — all is well.

Latest forecast is less bullshish on La Niña

Even so, there's still better than a 50/50 chance that this weather-influencing phenomenon will emerge during fall and winter In the latest forecast, La Niña — the cool opposite to El Niño — is still favored to develop by winter.

Outer solar system survey strikes, well, ice: New dwarf planet orbiting beyond Neptune is discovered

It all began with a small dot moving across a computer screen. That dot has now turned out to be a new dwarf planet, temporarily dubbed "RR245." It's a chunk of rock and ice about two thirds the size of California (north to south) orbiting amidst other small, icy worlds in the nether reaches of the solar system beyond Neptune.

What's up with that huge dark hole in the Sun?

Not to worry, everything's under control Every once in awhile, the Sun develops a huge "hole" — a dark patch in its outer atmosphere, or corona, like the one visible above.


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