The first half of 2017 is the second warmest on record, according to analysis from the US' The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Coming behind only 2016, the year thus far's average temperature over land and sea hit 59.94°F, making it 1.64°F above above the 20th century average of 56.3°F.
With regards to land only, we hit 47.68°F - 2.68°F above the 20th century average of 45.0°F. Since records began 138 years ago, this comes in only after last year, which was 0.56°F higher.
We've also had the third warmest June on record, with temperatures hitting 1.48°F higher than the 20th century average of 59.9°F, rendering this June colder only than those in 2015 and 2016. This makes it the 41st consecutive June (and 390th consecutive month) in which temperature went above the average for the 20th century.
The state of the Arctic sea ice is another troubling problem. According to analysis from the US' National Snow and Ice Data Center, based on data from NOAA and NASA, the extent of the ice is the sixth smallest since records began in 1979.
Overall, Africa has had its warmest June on record, while South America experienced much warmer-than-average temperatures for the month. In Europe, this June ties with 2007 as the second highest June since the records began.
For more information about the creeping global temperatures of 2017, check out NOAA's research in full.