The last three Octobers are the warmest Octobers on record

Monthly temperature anomalies with base 1980-2015, superimposed on a 1980-2015 mean seasonal cycle. (Credit: NASA/GISS/Schmidt) — View larger image, PDF, or related MP4 animation October 2016 was the second warmest October in 136 years of modern record-keeping, according to a monthly analysis of global temperatures by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York. October 2016’s temperature was 0.18 degrees Celsius cooler than the warmest October in 2015. Last month was 0.89 degrees Celsius warmer than the mean October temperature from 1951-1980. The top three October temperature anomalies have been the past three years. 2015 was…