(NEWSnet/AP) — Earth’s more than a year-long streak of record-shattering hot months kept on simmering through June, according to the European climate service Copernicus.

The global temperature in June was record warm for the 13th straight month and it marked the 12th straight month that the world was 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than pre-industrial times, Copernicus said in a Monday announcement.

That 1.5 degree temperature mark is important because that’s the warming limit nearly all the countries in the world agreed upon in the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

Copernicus senior climate scientist Nicolas Julien and other meteorologists have said the threshold won’t be crossed until there’s long-term duration of the extended heat — as much as 20 or 30 years.

The globe for June 2024 averaged 62 degrees Fahrenheit, which is 1.2 degrees above the 30-year average for the month, according to Copernicus. It broke the record for hottest June, set a year earlier, by a quarter of a degree and is the third-hottest of any month recorded in Copernicus records, which goes back to 1940, behind only last July and last August.

Copernicus uses billions of measurements from satellites, ships, aircraft and weather stations around the world and then reanalyzes it with computer simulations.

Several other countries’ science agencies — including NOAA and NASA — also come up with monthly climate calculations, but they take longer, go back further in time and don’t use computer simulations.

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