The heat goes on, and on: This year will likely wind up as one of the three warmest on record

With a month and a half to go until year’s end, it’s looking like 2017 will go down in the books as the warmest on record – that is, among years that received no temperature boost from El Niño.

Overall, 2017 is likely to be either the second or third warmest in records dating back to the 1800’s, according to a new report from the World Meteorological Organization.

Thanks to a boost from one of the strongest El Niño’s of all time, 2016 will almost certainly retain the record of warmest

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