Here are other climate change-related records that have flown more under the radar, reported in the annual State of the Climate report.
A new chart shows that with nearly two months still left in the melt season, sea ice area is already below what would have been a yearly low in the 1980s.
The first few months of 2017 have been added the temperature spiral to celebrate the graph’s one year birthday.
The repeated bouts of warm weather this season could push the Arctic to a record low winter peak for the third year in a row.
The hottest year in 137 years, a mark of how much the world has warmed over the last century because of human activities, says U.S. government scientists.
An unseasonal dip in sea ice growth helped November set a record low — the seventh month to do so this year, also a record.
2016 is set to be the hottest year on record by a significant margin, with temperatures that are 1.2˚C above pre-industrial times.
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The reign of record hot months in 2016 continues, with last month claiming the title of hottest July on record globally, according to data released by NASA on Monday.
While 2016 has gotten a boost from an exceptionally strong El Niño, the record temps are mostly the result of accumulating greenhouse gases.