NOAA: Global Summer Temperature Was Ninth Warmest

Tenth Warmest August Since Records Began

September 16, 2008

The combined global average land and ocean surface temperature for summer 2008 was the ninth warmest since records began in 1880, and this August was the tenth warmest, according to an analysis by NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C.

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