Global Temperature Trend Update: June 2011

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Every month University of Alabama in Huntsville climatologists John Christy and Roy Spencer report the latest global temperature trends from satellite data. Below are the newest data updated through June, 2011.

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Global temperatures continue to rise

Global Temperature Report: June 2011

Global climate trend since Nov. 16, 1978: +0.14 C per decade

June temperatures (preliminary)

Global composite temp.: +0.31 C (about 0.56 degrees Fahrenheit) above 30-year average for June.

Northern Hemisphere: +0.38 C (about 0.68 degrees Fahrenheit) above 30-year average for June.

Southern Hemisphere: +0.25 C (about 0.45 degrees Fahrenheit) above 30-year average for June.

Tropics: +0.24 C (about 0.43 degrees Fahrenheit) above 30-year average for June.

May temperatures (revised):

Global Composite: +0.13 C above 30-year average

Northern Hemisphere: +0.15 C above 30-year average

Southern Hemisphere: +0.12 C above 30-year average

Tropics: -0.04 C below 30-year average

(All temperature anomalies are based on a 30-year average (1981-2010) for the month reported.)

Go here to see the global temperature data by month.