Planet Experienced 4th Hottest July On Record Print E-mail
Wednesday August 15, 2012

July 2012 temperatures in the United States. Credit: NOAA

Featured by NOAA, a member of the U.S. Global Change Research Program

New NOAA data released today show that: “The average global temperature for July 2012 was more than 1°Fahrenheit above the 20th-century average, making it the fourth warmest July since record keeping began in 1880. July 2012 also marks the 36th consecutive July and the 329th consecutive month with a global temperature above the 20th-century average. The last July with below-average temperature was July 1976, and the last month with below-average temperature was February 1985.” Read more…