This past November was the ninth warmest globally in a record extending back to 1880, according to data released today by NASA.
This represents a bit of a cool-down from October, which was the warmest globally. What happened?
The answer is weather. In the map above, check out that big blue blob sitting over most of North America (with California and Alaska being the notable exceptions). Temperatures here were as much as 4 degrees C cooler than the long term average, helping to bring do