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).
But don't panic, sometime this coming December or January the east coast will get some snow and Drudge and Steve Doocy will ponder what global warming?
Silly people, everybody knows the answer to that. Al Gore got a 'rub & tug', or maybe not, but it got reported loudly and that makes it all true enough and therefore all science ever is invalid. Besides, everyone knows science is really controlled by the three members of the 'New Black Panther Party' and those "climate-gate emails" prove it! You will know this when you play a Michael Crichton audio book backwards.
[cross-posted at Firedoglake]