Our warming world.
As NOAA reports, July 2009 was the 5th warmest July on record since 1880 when measuring the global land and sea surface temperatures and higher than the average for the 20th century. Yet at the same time, the North American temperature was cooler than average.
And meanwhile, the thinning of the northern hemisphere's sea ice continues apace.
Just goes to show that local changes aren't necessarily the whole story. Global climate change is entrenched and we need to mitigate the worse and start planning for the next phase which is on its way.