Jeff Master’s from Weather underground posted this chart of global temperatures for July 2009. Jeff explains that July 2009 was the 5th warmest July since global temperature tracking began in 1880. The period between January and July 2009 is the 6th warmest period on record.
But what about the cold July in the Midwest U.S.? See Jeff Masters blog for an explanation. http://www.wunderground.com/climate/