The month of June by itself was third warmest in records dating back 138 years, according to NOAA
The Earth has been cooling somewhat since the epic El Niño of 2015/2016. But even so, conditions are still plenty warm.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration rates January through June of 2017 as the second warmest first half of any year since record-keeping began in 1880, behind the record year of 2016.
The year-to-date temperature across global land and ocean surfaces was