Heating Up: Last Month the Warmest June on Record

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Crank up the air conditioner — according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, last June was the hottest on record worldwide. 

According to the report, which was released on Friday, most continents experienced hotter-than-average temperatures, with Eastern Europe seeing the biggest spikes. Meteorologists blame El Nino, which causes warmer temperatures across the Pacific Ocean.

Experts see the rising heat as a bad sign for climate change, as June had a record low in Arctic sea ice. Plus, upcoming cooling temperatures in the Atlantic could make for a strong hurricane season.

This blistering heat isn’t new — June was the fourth consecutive month with record temperatures.