In many measures, we just set a series of climate records: for August, for the summer/winter (depending on hemisphere), and for the year. We also set records for land and sea, and ice.

“The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for August 2015 was the warmest August on record, 1.58°F (0.88°C) warmer than the 20th century average, and surpassing the previous record set in 2014 by 0.16°F (0.09°C). … The combined global average land and ocean surface temperature for January–August was also record warm.” – NOAA

Setting records has become so common that the biggest news item may come when we don’t.

(Click on the map for the link.)

“Global Summary Information – August 2015” – NOAA

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