Meteorologists typically present temperature trends in terms of anomalies (i.e., a departure from some long-term average). For July, the globally averaged temperature anomaly was 0.81ºC (1.46ºF), the highest on record. In 2nd place is 1998, also a strong El Nino year.
Or, more accurately, the only prescription is less carbon. It is the combination of long-term global warming with the strong El Nino that is leading to these unprecedented numbers.
Like politics, all weather is local and the good news for Utah is despite remarkable high globally average temperatures, Mother Nature was good to us and we actually came out below the 20th century average and enjoyed the coolest July since 1997.