The measurement was taken by a weather station located near the summit of the Greenland Ice Sheet.
Areas of Siberia have seen temperatures hit the early to mid-thirties during an exceptional May heatwave.
Australia's summers are getting longer and hotter, raising serious questions.
"It appears one vehicle ran the other off the highway," Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Saxton told Newsweek of chase Michigan man and woman allegedly took deputies on during brutal cold spell around midnight on Thursday.
In an attempt to be either funny or ironic, President Donald Trump started his Sunday by launching into several Twitter rants, including a thinly veiled, recycled punchline directed at the scientific community that compared a massive U.S. cold front and "Global Warming."
Patricia Espinosa said this year's extreme weather events "make the evidence clear that climate change is having an impact on the daily lives of people."
Countries such as Latvia and Lithuania have declared a state of emergency amid a scorching heat wave.
This map clearly shows just how much temperatures are diverging from the average for this time of year.
Decades of climate research could be wrong, meaning we're in a much worse situation than previously thought.
Temperatures are unlikely to set a new peak in 2017 after the El Nino faded.
The sticking points have been finance, pace and ambition.
Record high temperatures are happening more frequently across the globe.