Like A Virgin By Madonna was top in the music charts last time Earth had a colder than average month. Last April marked 400 consecutive months where our planet’s temperature was hotter than average, a record stretching back to December of 1984.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced the milestone recently, confirming that we are unequivocally living on a warming planet. The governmental agency notes that while another warming milestone has been reached, the signs have been clear for decades.
Professors, government scientists, independent agencies, and industry scientists all use the 20th-century average as the benchmark from which they compare today’s temperatures. This ensures people around the world are using the same temperatures as a baseline.