Temperatures in June set another global heat record

CBS News, July 20, 2015, By Michael Casey

"The world endured record temperatures in June that helped make the first six months of this year the warmest ever, setting the stage for 2015 to be another unprecedented scorcher.

Temperatures across global land and ocean surfaces were 1.58 degrees above the 20th century average and the highest for June since modern record-keeping began in 1880, surpassing the previous record set last year by 0.22 degrees, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's monthly summary, released Monday.

On land, the temperature was 2.27 degrees above the 20th century average, which was the highest for June in the 1880-2015 record, surpassing the previous record set in 2012 by 0.11 degrees.

A similar trend was seen in the world's oceans, with average sea surface temperature 1.33 degrees above the 20th century average. Sea surface temperatures were the highest for June in the 1880-2015 record, surpassing the previous record set last year by 0.11 degrees. ..."

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