We got so tired of repeating those words that a few months back, we decided to consolidate our coverage of the planet-wide hot flash into a single post. This week, that post saw a disturbing milestone: the one year mark. We just lived through twelve record-smashingly hot months, April to April. On top of that, 2016 is now all but assured to become the hottest year on record—stealing the title from 2015 which just became the hottest year on record.
Will the sizzling streak ever end? Our planet could see some relief by the end of the year, if El Niño is overtaken by La Niña. But the effect would only be temporary.