NOAA: July was hottest month on record

NOAA said July marked the hottest month for the Earth since record keeping began 137 years ago.

July marked the hottest month for the Earth since record keeping began 137 years ago, marking the 15th consecutive month of record-breaking heat.

July 2016 was 1.57 degrees above the 20th century average, breaking last year’s record for the warmest July on record by 0.11 degrees, according to scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Centers for Environmental Information.

July was the 15th month in a row that broke a monthly heat record, surpassing July 2015 as the warmest month on record. Records date from 1880.

The globally averaged sea surface temperature was a record high for July and the year to date, NOAA reported.


Coming to America

Swedish electric boat builder X Shore establishes North American sales office in Newport, R.I.

Registration Opens for ABYC Standards Week

Scheduled for Jan. 10-14, the conference includes sessions to review current and new standards, the group’s annual meeting, and the Marine Law Symposium.

New Initiatives To Push Boating Safety

The Marine Industries Association of Southwest Florida and Discover Boating are promoting on-water safety, one in a digital format and and one analog.

Yamaha Develops Electric Propulsion System

The Harmo system comprises a rim-drive electric motor that turns an impeller.

Mercury Supports Local Food Drive

Employees in Fond du Lac, Wis., donated more than $5,600 and 2,500 pounds of food during the company’s annual Fill the Boat to Cast Out Hunger drive.

A Record Cannes Show

The first major boat show to be held in Europe in more than a year drew 54,400 attendees during its six-day run.

Iconic Cleveland Show Returns to the I-X Center

Also, the Northwest Marine Trade Association is offering grants to promote boating and fishing.

Boston Whaler Hands Out School Supplies

The Brunswick brand’s annual Boatload of Backpacks supply drive aids Florida elementary students and teachers.