2015 was the warmest year on record globally

In case you missed it, 2015 was officially the warmest year on record, with 2016 likely to be at least as warm as the effects of El Niño continue. The temperatures reached last year could occur regularly in as little 15 years time.

The National Centers for Environmental Information at NOAA have also produced an excellent graphic showing the significant climate events of 2015.

Selected significant climate anomalies and events in 2015