You know the drill: 11 of the last 12 months hit record high temps.

September 2016 is officially the newest addition to a record-breaking streak of hottest-ever months, according to NASA’s latest data. NOAA’s data is likely to confirm September 2016’s slight edge on Tuesday.

Since October 2015, we’ve broken a new record every month, except June. (June 2016 was only the third-warmest June on record. Bless you, June, for some sweet, temporary, doomed relief.)

If it’s any consolation, this September beat out the next-warmest September — 2014 — by a very narrow margin — only 0.004 degrees C.

In scientific terms, that’s a tie. But in any terms, it’s a troubling sign of the radically changed climate we are already living in.

See that red line hovering way above all the other lines? That's 2016.

See that red line hovering way above all the other lines? That’s 2016.NASA

This story was originally published by Grist with the headline You know the drill: 11 of the last 12 months hit record high temps. on Oct 17, 2016.

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