From the Guardian - data shows September was the warmest in modern temperature monitoring following months of record-breaking anomalies this year
"Nasa has all but declared this year to be the hottest yet recorded, after September narrowly turned out the warmest in modern temperature monitoring.
Last month was 0.91C above the average temperature for that time of year from 1951 to 1980, the benchmark used for measuring rises.
The new findings follow record-breaking monthly anomalies throughout this year, leading the agency to believe that because of the highs reported so far, 2016 will take the crown as warmest in the 136 years of modern data-keeping.
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