"An Odometer Moment on a Warming Planet"

"For those who might be keeping score, we just passed the 333rd consecutive month of global temperatures above the 20th-century average."

"November 2012 was the fifth-warmest November since records began in 1880, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in its monthly climate report. The agency calculated that the 10 warmest Novembers on record have all occurred within the past 12 years.

The last time global temperatures came in below the 20th-century average for the month of November was in 1976, and the last time any month came in below the average was February 1985."

Justin Gillis reports for the New York Times' Green blog December 17, 2012.

SEE ALSO:

"2012 Is Shaping Up To Be Warmest Year on Record in Texas" (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

"2012: Top Ten Signs of a Warming World" (New Yorker)

"Independent Evidence Confirms Global Warming in Instrument Record" (NOAA NCDC Release)

"November Is Globe’s 333rd Straight Month of Warm Temps" (Climate Central)

"2012 Set To Be Warmest Year Ever Recorded In US" (EarthSky)

"Book It: 2012, The Hottest U.S. Year on Record" (Climate Central)
 

Source: Green/NYT, 12/18/2012