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Globe had 2nd warmest year to date, 3rd warmest August on record

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Arctic and Antarctic sea ice extents remain near-record lows

September 18, 2017

The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for August 2017 was the third highest for the month of August in the NOAA global temperature dataset record, which dates back to 1880. The June-August seasonal global temperature was also third highest on record, while the year-to-date global temperature was second warmest in the 138-year record….

See more at monthly summary, developed by scientists at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information….

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