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2007 – Second Warmest Year on Record

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The National Climatic Data Center reports that the first half of 2007 is the second warmest year on record so far. From the report:

Based on preliminary data, globally averaged combined land and sea surface temperature was the second warmest on record for January-June year-to-date period and fourth warmest for June.

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Northern hemisphere sea ice is also down:

According to the National Snow and Ice Data Center, the Northern Hemisphere sea ice extent, which is measured from passive microwave instruments onboard NOAA satellites, was below the 1979-2000 mean, but greater than the previous two years. Sea ice extent for the month of June has decreased at a rate of 3.4%/decade (since satellite records began in 1979) as temperatures in the high latitude Northern Hemisphere have risen at a rate of approximately 0.37°C/decade over the same period.

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link [via Climate Progress]

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Written by Scott

July 19, 2007 at 7:05 am

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