The numbers are shocking:
But that stat that rolled out later on struck me; the one indicating that it's been over 35 years since a single August has clocked a cooler temp than the century-spanning average. And over a quarter of a century since any given month has done the same—that's remarkable.
If the world wasn't in the midst of humankind-induced global warming, you'd expect to see a mixed bag of monthly temps registering both above and below the 20th century average. But, of course, it is, and those 330 months are just some of the first small steps in the long march of global warming.