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It's Official: August Was the 16th Consecutive Record-Breaking Hottest Month
August was the 16th consecutive record warm-month, the longest ever recorded, with average temperatures 1.66 F above the 20th century average and 0.09 F warmer than last August.
NASA Earth Observatory chart based on data from the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies.Joshua Stevens
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data shows it was also the hottest summer on record, as June-August temperatures averaged 2.18 F above the 20th century average in the same period. The summer featured an "increasing number and a disturbing number" of extreme weather events, many of which bore classic signatures of climate change.
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- Nutrition experts say healthy eating is about making good choices most of the time.
- Treats like cookies can be eaten in moderation.
- Information like total calories, saturated fat, and added sugars can be used to compare which foods are relatively healthier.
- However, it's also important to savor and enjoy what you're eating so you don't feel deprived.
Yes, we know. Cookies aren't considered a "healthy" food by any stretch of the imagination.
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