NOAA: Second-Warmest July and Warmest Year-to-Date Global Temperature on Re
A somewhat disturbing report was released by the National Oceanographic Administration yesterday with highlights more akin to the initial scenes of a disaster film. Fortunately, there was some good news for the Southern Continents including rain and expanding sea ice. The combined global land and ocean surface temperature made this July the second-warmest on record, behind 1998, and the warmest averaged January?July on record. The global average land surface temperature for July and January?July was warmest on record. The global ocean surface temperature for July was the fifth-warmest, and for January?July 2010 was the second-warmest on record, behind 1998.