Dec 17, 2015

November, autumn and year-to-date were all hottest on record for Earth, NOAA says

by
Angela Fritz
,
Washington Post
Global temperature was well above average in the month of November. (NOAA)
Global temperature was well above average in the month of November. (NOAA)

November 2015 was the warmest such month on record for the planet, says NOAA. But November’s record-breaking temperature is far from the most remarkable result in 2015. It has been an incredible year for Earth, toppling records left and right...This year is going to smash 2014 as the warmest year on record. Even without knowing how December will end, we know this. Through November, the average annual temperature of our planet was 1.57 degrees above average. We’re running ahead of last year by 0.14 degrees.