November 2011, 12th-hottest on record & 321st consecutive month our planet’s temperatures were above the 20th-century average. January-November 2011, 11th-hottest on record. And if that doesn’t sound hot, keep in mind how much the last decade – the hottest decade humans have ever recorded – has skewed the record books. Until 1995, there had never been a year recorded more than 0.4 degrees Celsius above average. Now 2011’s 0.52°C above average … and it only ranks 11th.
Here’s a NOAA chart on November 2011’s extreme weather events: