This August was the hottest on record

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"Well, of course, this is the first heatwave that we've had in two years in Manhattan," a WABC anchor said in August.

"Even those used to the sweltering temperatures are not used to this," a CBS reporter said of the heat in August.

If you thought August felt warmer than usual this year, you were right.

Last month was the hottest August in the 136 years of modern record keeping, according to NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies.

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July is typically the hottest month each year. But in 2016, August tied July as the hottest month ever recorded.

It was 0.16 degrees Celsius warmer than August 2014, which was considered the warmest August up until now.

But it doesn't seem all that special when you see it continues a trend — now of 11 consecutive months — of setting monthly high temperature records.

The rising temperatures worry President Barack Obama who didn't parse words in a New York Times interview in early September.

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Smoke from wildfires rises from a hillside near power lines outside Azusa, Calif., Monday, June 20, 2016. New wildfires erupted Monday in Southern California and chased people from their homes as an intensifying heat wave stretching from the West Coast to New Mexico blistered the region. AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Smoke from wildfires burning in Angeles National Forest fills the sky behind the Los Angeles skyline on Monday, June 20, 2016. The wildfires several miles apart devoured hundreds of acres of brush on steep slopes above foothill suburbs erupted in Southern California as an intensifying heat wave stretching from the West Coast to New Mexico blistered the region with triple-digit temperatures. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
A firefighting plane makes a retardant drop on a hill near a wildfire in Azusa, Calif., Monday, June 20, 2016. New wildfires erupted Monday in Southern California and chased people from their homes as an intensifying heat wave stretching from the West Coast to New Mexico blistered the region. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
A wildfire burns around homes built near a hilltop in Azusa, Calif., Monday, June 20, 2016. New wildfires erupted Monday in Southern California and chased people from their homes as an intensifying heat wave stretching from the West Coast to New Mexico blistered the region. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
A firefighting helicopter makes a water drop on a hill near a wildfire in Azusa, Calif., Monday, June 20, 2016. New wildfires erupted Monday in Southern California and chased people from their homes as an intensifying heat wave stretching from the West Coast to New Mexico blistered the region. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
A wildfire burns next to homes built near a hilltop in Azusa, Calif., Monday, June 20, 2016. New wildfires erupted Monday in Southern California and chased people from their homes as an intensifying heat wave stretching from the West Coast to New Mexico blistered the region. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
A firefighting plane makes a retardant drop on a hill near a wildfire in Azusa, Calif., Monday, June 20, 2016. New wildfires erupted Monday in Southern California and chased people from their homes as an intensifying heat wave stretching from the West Coast to New Mexico blistered the region. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
A firefighter watches as a helicopter making a drop on a wildfire in Azusa, Calif., Monday, June 20, 2016. The wildfires several miles apart devoured hundreds of acres of brush on steep slopes above foothill suburbs erupted in Southern California as an intensifying heat wave stretching from the West Coast to New Mexico blistered the region with triple-digit temperatures. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
A wildfire burns on a hill near Azusa, Calif., Monday, June 20, 2016. New wildfires started in Southern California and chased people from their homes as an intensifying heat wave stretching from the West Coast to New Mexico blistered the region. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
A helicopter drops water on wildfire on a hill near Azusa, Calif., Monday, June 20, 2016. New wildfires started in Southern California and chased people from their homes as an intensifying heat wave stretching from the West Coast to New Mexico blistered the region. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
A Dodger Stadium employees walks through the parking lot as a large plume of smoke generated by two wildfires on the San Gabriel Mountains is visible in the distance Monday, June 20, 2016, in Los Angeles. New wildfires erupted in Southern California as an intensifying heat wave stretching from the West Coast to New Mexico blistered the region with triple-digit temperatures. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
An elephant catches a stick from elephant keeper, Cassie Rogge Dodds at the Reid Park Zoo in Tucson, Ariz., Monday, June 20, 2016. Dodds rounded up the zoo's six elephants into a small pool in an effort to keep them cool during an extreme heat wave in Arizona and other parts of the Southwest. Temperatures reached 100 degrees by mid-morning, and zoo workers say they work to keep the animals safe, even though elephants in this display are from South Africa and are used to extreme heat. (AP Photo/Astrid Galvan)
Elephants frolic in a pool as temperatures soared past 100 degrees at the Reid Park Zoo in Tucson, Ariz., Monday, June 20, 2016. Temperatures reached 100 degrees by mid-morning, and zoo workers say they work to keep the animals safe, even though elephants in this display are from South Africa and are used to extreme heat. (AP Photo/Astrid Galvan)
Towering columns of smoke rise from two wildfires on the San Gabriel Mountains are viewed from Pasadena, Calif., Monday, June 20, 2016. The wildfires several miles apart devoured hundreds of acres of brush on steep slopes above foothill suburbs erupted in Southern California as an intensifying heat wave stretching from the West Coast to New Mexico blistered the region with triple-digit temperatures. (AP Photo/Beth Harris)
Dodger Stadium employees are transported to the stadium as a large plume of smoke generated by two wildfires on the San Gabriel Mountains is visible Monday, June 20, 2016, in Los Angeles. New wildfires erupted in Southern California as an intensifying heat wave stretching from the West Coast to New Mexico blistered the region with triple-digit temperatures. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A firefighting plane makes a retardant drop on a hill near a Azusa wildfire in Azusa, Calif., Monday, June 20, 2016. New wildfires erupted Monday in Southern California and chased people from their homes as an intensifying heat wave stretching from the West Coast to New Mexico blistered the region. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
A helicopter drops water on a hill near a wildfire in Azusa, Calif., Monday, June 20, 2016. New wildfires erupted Monday in Southern California and chased people from their homes as an intensifying heat wave stretching from the West Coast to New Mexico blistered the region. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
A firefighting plane makes a retardant drop on a hill near a Azusa wildfire in Azusa, Calif., Monday, June 20, 2016. New wildfires erupted Monday in Southern California and chased people from their homes as an intensifying heat wave stretching from the West Coast to New Mexico blistered the region. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
A wildfire spreads across a hillside as it burns near power lines just north of Azusa, Calif., Monday, June 20, 2016. New wildfires erupted in Southern California as an intensifying heat wave stretching from the West Coast to New Mexico blistered the region with triple-digit temperatures. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
A large plume of smoke generated by two wildfires on the San Gabriel Mountains is viewed from Dodger Stadium, Monday, June 20, 2016, in Los Angeles. New wildfires erupted in Southern California as an intensifying heat wave stretching from the West Coast to New Mexico blistered the region with triple-digit temperatures. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Horses rest in a corral at Ponderosa Stables in Phoenix, Ariz., on Monday June 20, 2016. The horses normally take visitors on trail rides in South Mountain Park and Reserve, but in extreme summer heat, their wrangles remove their saddles and give them the afternoon off. (AP Photo/ Beatriz Costa-Lima)
Traffic moves along the I-17 Interstate as the haze and heat waves rise above the landscape with South Mountain in the background as temperatures climb to 115-degrees Monday, June 20, 2016, in Phoenix. The National Weather Service is expecting another day of triple-digit temperatures in Phoenix and across much of the Southwest, including temperatures up to 122-degrees in some parts of Arizona. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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"My top science adviser John Holdren, you know, periodically will issue some chart or report or graph in the morning meetings, and they're terrifying," Obama told The New York Times.

Obama also announced last week the United States and China had joined the Paris agreement. The agreement, which was reached last year, aims to limit greenhouse gases.

In the agreement, the United States aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions 26-28 percent below 2005 levels within a decade.

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But that could be a challenge. Some Republican lawmakers have said the Senate should ratify the agreement. The Obama administration disagrees.

And there was another hurdle back in February; the U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 to put the administration's greenhouse gas emissions rules for power plants on hold.


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