Earth has hottest summer on record

September 18, 2014 3:05 PM

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Earth has hottest summer on record

The planet just had its hottest summer on record, according to data released Thursday by NOAA's National Climatic Data Center. It's also well on its way to having its hottest year ever, said climate scientist Jake Crouch of the data center.

The global temperature for summer was 1.28 degrees above the 20th-century average of 61.5 degrees.

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