A new report by the National Climatic Data Centre (NCDC) has reported that “the combined global land and ocean average surface temperature for June 2010 was the warmest on record at 16.2°C (61.1°F), which is 0.68°C (1.22°F) above the 20th century average of 15.5°C (59.9°F).” The previous record for June was set in 2005.

The UK, Italy, Russia, and other parts of Europe have recently been experiencing heat waves through the summer months. Rising temperatures have been most prominent in Peru, central and eastern parts of US, and eastern Asia.

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