There it is. February, 2016 is in the books as the warmest month in recorded history. As predicted earlier, 2016 is expected to be the warmest year in recorded history, topping the previous warmest year in recorded history, 2015.
Nor is this jump in global temperature a freak triggered by an unusually severe El Niño, say researchers. “It is the opposite,” said Professor David Vaughan of the British Antarctic Survey. “This is a catch-up of a recent hiatus that has occurred in rising global temperatures. We are returning to normality: rising temperatures. This is an absolute warning of the dangers that lie ahead.”
The Guardian story linked above has all the gory details. Help yourself.