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demoleft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 04:39 PM
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June Earth's hottest ever: US monitors
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Source: afp

AFP - Last month was the hottest June ever recorded on Earth, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday, amid global climate warming worries.

The combined global land and ocean surface temperature data also found the January-June and April-June periods were the warmest on record, according to NOAA's National Climatic Data Center, which based its findings on measurements that go back as far as 1880.

In June, the combined average for global land and ocean temperatures was 61.1 degrees Fahrenheit (16.2 Celsius) -- 1.22 degrees Fahrenheit (0.68 Celsius) more than the 20th century average of 59.9 degrees Fahrenheit (15.5 Celsius).
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Global ocean surface temperatures averaged 0.97 degrees (0.54 Celsius) above last century's average of 61.5 degrees Fahrenheit (16.4 Celsius) -- the fourth warmest June since records began. The Atlantic Ocean saw the most pronounced warmth, NOAA said.

Read more: http://www.france24.com/en/20100715-june-earths-hottest...



the noaa link:

http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2010/20100715_globa...


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