…and not because of a Nelly video.

The NY Times Green Blog, citing NOAA, reports that “average global temperatures from April to June and from January to June were the highest ever recorded in those time periods.”

The graph below shows through the year 2009, the warmest years of the past century are 1998, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2009.

Global Annual Mean Surface Air Temperature Change