Nov 25, 2015

This is the Globe’s Hottest Five-Year Period on Record

by
Brian Kahn
,
WxShift
How temperatures across the globe ranked for January-October 2015. Image: Climate Central
How temperatures across the globe ranked for January-October 2015. Image: Climate Central

No matter how you stack it, the first half of the 2010s will be remembered for its record heat. The five-year period from 2011-15 has been the hottest such period ever recorded. And with last year setting the hottest year mark, only to be surpassed by a wide margin this year, it’s clear that the planet has changed.