The hottest March and hottest April ever recorded

Unhappy news for those of us who love Planet Earth and aren’t eagerly anticipating The Rapture:

It was the hottest April on record in the NASA dataset. More significantly, following fast on the heels of the hottest March and hottest Jan-Feb-March on record, it’s also the hottest Jan-Feb-March-April on record.

The record temperatures we’re seeing now are especially impressive because we’ve been in “the deepest solar minimum in nearly a century.” It now appears to be over.

Posted by James on Tuesday, May 18, 2010