The first half of 2016 was the warmest such period by far in a record dating back 137 years

Global warming continues, but with El Niño’s passing, Earth’s fever has moderated a bit

This past month nudged out June 2015 as the warmest on record, according to data just released by NASA.

That makes the first six months of 2016 the warmest first half of any year since 1880. June’s record warmth also means we’ve experienced nine months in a row of record setting temperatures.

A separate analysis released today by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration also shows that t

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