Last month was the [FIRST] hottest [SEPTEMBER] in recorded history
Last month, SEPTEMBER, was the TIED FOR FIRST hottest SEPTEMBER in world history. Combining land and sea temperatures, the month was 0.67 degrees C above the 20th century average.
The most-recent January-to-SEPTEMBER period was the EIGHTH warmest on record.
The coolest SEPTEMBER on record was 100 years ago, in 1912.
As everyone knows, this month’s high temperature is likely due at least in part to ANTHROPOGENIC CLIMATE CHANGE. It is almost certain that THIS RECORD WILL BE BROKEN SOON.
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State of the Climate, Global Analysis, September 2012,
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration