- The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for July 2014 was the fourth highest on record for July, at 0.64°C (1.15°F) above the 20th century average of 15.8°C (60.4°F).
- The global land surface temperature was 0.74°C (1.33°F) above the 20th century average of 14.3°C (57.8°F), marking the 10th warmest July on record.
- For the ocean, the July global sea surface temperature was 0.59°C (1.06°F) above the 20th century average of 16.4°C (61.5°F), tying with 2009 as the warmest July on record.
- The combined global land and ocean average surface temperature for the January–July period (year-to-date) was 0.66°C (1.19°F) above the 20th century average of 13.8°C (56.9°F), tying with 2002 as the third warmest such period on record.
Let's review the tally for the year so far:
June 2014 was the hottest June since we started keeping modern records in 1880;
May was the hottest May ever recorded;
April tied 2010 as the hottest April ever recorded;
March was the fourth hottest March ever recorded;
We got a break in February. It was only the 21st hottest February ever recorded;
But, that break followed the hottest January since 2007 and the fourth hottest January on record.
So, let's see what the score is so far for 2014: one 21st hottest month, three 4th hottest months, and three hottest months ever.
What was that the deniers keep saying about how the temperature rise has stopped?