We are almost assuredly living in the hottest year ever recorded, according to NASA

Last month “was the warmest September in 136 years of modern record-keeping,” reports NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS).

This follows a record-setting July and August, which were so hot, they tied each other for the “warmest month ever recorded.”

Indeed, it now appears 2016 will crush the previous record for hottest year, set in 2015, which itself crushed the previous record for hottest year that was set in 2014 — a three-year run never seen before in the 136-year temperature record.

And this means the recent bouts of extreme weather “will be routine all too soon, but then even worse records will be set,” says climatologist Kevin Trenberth.

There’s only way to stop this chain of ever-more extreme and dangerous records: slash carbon pollution ASAP.

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