Global average temperatures continue to break records.  While February, 2016 still holds the record for being the hottest month, March 2016 was the hottest March on record, and marks the 11th month in row that the global monthly temperature record has been broken.

Globally, on average, temperatures were 1.22 °C above the 20th century average, according to US NOAA.  March 2016 also boasted the highest March sea surface temperatures on record, and was tied for the 6th highest monthly average sea surface temperature overall.

Given the signing of the Paris Agreement this past weekend, this trend in record breaking temperatures should draw to attention the need to take action to reduce green house gas emissions and to address global climate change.   

For more information see http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/201603