top 10 hottest years on record

The 10 hottest years ever recorded have all occurred since 1998.

10 Hottest Years on Record

  • Feb 16, 2017

Carbon pollution has driven up the global average temperature for more than a century. So perhaps it’s no surprise that the 10 hottest years ever recorded have all occurred since 1998. The hottest year on record is 2016. It broke the record set in 2015, which itself broke the record setting 2014.

This originally appeared on Climate Central.