Publication Date May 20, 2016

There's a 99% chance 2016 will be the hottest year on record

Image: NOAA

April continued a streak of record-setting warm months, and now experts are saying there's a 99% chance that 2016 will replace 2015 as the hottest year on record, according to NASA scientist Gavin Schmidt. 

If it does, it will become the third year in a row that the record has been broken.

A dangerous threshold: Including April, we've now had 12 months in a row that have all beaten previous records