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June-August 2015 marks highest globally averaged temperature since records began in 1880

Record warmth strikes American West and much of South America

Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans also post record warm temperatures

CNN —  

The summer of 2015 is Earth’s hottest on record.

Earthlings, you deserve a lemonade. With ice.

The meteorological summer of June-July-August saw its highest globally averaged temperature since records began in 1880, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported.