Every month from January through August (possibly September) this year was the warmest month of the year on record, so it should come as no surprise that CNN reported yesterday 2016: The hottest year on record.
CNN's John Sutter was in Shishmaref, Alaska, to explain how climate change has affected the world this year.This is the third consecutive year a new average temperature record has been set for the planet.
In addition, Accuweather posted the following infographic.
The hottest year in the U.S.? 2012, followed by 2016, 2005, and 2010. Four of the last eleven years were the warmest in the nation's history. Globally, the ten hottest years have all happened since 1998, with nine of them since 2005 and six since 2010. That's a trend to which I offer the challenge "deny that!"
By the way, it was the warmest year ever in Alaska. That CNN reported from there is not a coincidence.