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2017 is already the second hottest year of all time

Anna Rahmanan
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Anna Rahmanan

Feeling particularly warm this summer? No, your body isn't undergoing some weird, heat-fueled temperature imbalance: It is damn hot outside. It is actually the second hottest year of all time (records go back to 1880), according to data released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration earlier this week.

In case you were wondering, 2017 comes in second to 2016—but, given that we have about six months left in the year, we're pretty confident 2017 will beat the record.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the average temperature on Earth from January through June was 57.9 degrees—which is 1.6 degrees warmer than the 20th century average.

Expect us to spend the rest of our summer cooling off at the best water parks in America while sipping on the best (and most refreshing) craft beers we can find.

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