The figures are among the highest ever issued by the US government, and take into account new scientific studies on the disappearing ice cover in Greenland and Antarctica
Temperatures spiked to new national highs in parts of India, Kuwait and Iran, while sea ice melted faster than ever in the fragile Arctic, says the report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
A reported pause in global warming between 1998 and 2014 was false, according to US-British research confirming the findings of a controversial US study on ocean warming
Even without the final data from December, a NOAA report says 2016 is 'on pace to be record warm'
'The report card this year clearly shows a stronger and more pronounced signal of persistent warming than any previous year in our observational record' going back to 1900, NOAA says
However, the trend of upward temperatures remains clear, with the year so far, from January to September, still the most scorching since 1880
Experts warn sea level rise will accelerate in the coming decades, putting millions of lives at risk worldwide
(UPDATED) NOAA: 'This marks the 14th consecutive month the monthly global temperature record has been broken, the longest such streak in the 137-year record'
May 2016 is tied with June and August 2015 as the 12th-highest monthly temperature increase on record
The Arctic in particular experienced abnormal heat, causing Arctic sea ice and the Greenland ice sheet to start melting unusually early, said NASA
Even though two-thirds of Earth is covered in water, less than 10% of the floor of oceans deeper than 200 meters (721 feet) is mapped in detail, according to the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO)
The report, issued each month by NOAA, also points to a concerning spike in temperature last month, compared to the 20th century average
(UPDATED) The average temperature planet-wide was 2.20 degrees Fahrenheit (1.22 degrees Celsius) above the 20th century average of 54.9 F (12.7 C), the report says
No human remains were found but the wreckage is protected by a law prohibiting unauthorized disturbance of sunken military vessels and planes
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With an average temperature that was 2.18 Fahrenheit (1.21 Celsius) above the 20th century average, the month marked 'the highest departure from average among all 1,646 months in the record'
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(UPDATED) Not only was 2015 the warmest worldwide since 1880, it shattered the previous record held in 2014 by the widest margin ever observed
However, the primary mission of the launch goes as planned, propelling into orbit a $180 million US-French satellite called Jason-3 to study sea level rise
NOAA report: December 2016 is 'record warm for the contiguous US, with a temperature of 38.6 Fahrenheit, 6 degrees above the 20th century average'
Reports on a new mass coral bleaching event could only emphasize the importance of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference or Conference of Parties (COP21), to be held from November 30 to December 11 in France
The thermal time-out, a team of researchers found, resulted from 'faulty statistical methods'
This is the 6th month in 2015 that has broken its monthly temperature record
It is expected to lose strength as it reaches colder northern water in the coming days
(UPDATED) The first 7 months of the year are also the warmest since modern record-keeping began in 1880
It had been thought that temperatures in the 21st century plateaued
Experts say the DSCOVR will help the preparation and response to space weather, thereby protecting utilities, consumers and industries
Gavin Schmidt of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies: 'The data shows quite clearly that it is the greenhouse gas trends that are responsible for the majority of the (warming) trends that we have actually seen'
Can an archipelago like the Philippines with thousands of coastal communities really mitigate the effects of storm surges brought by extreme weather conditions?
The combined average temperature over land and ocean surfaces is a "record high for the month at 61.20 Fahrenheit (16.22 Celsius)
Southern Australia suffered a decline in rainfall that began around 1970 and increased over the next four decades
The combined average temperature across the globe in May 2014 was 59.93°F (15.54°C), or 1.33°F (0.74°C) above the 20th century average
Regions once considered to be relatively cyclone-safe may become more exposed, while regions closer to the equator may run less risk of being hit
Oil giant BP, however, said the study is "inconclusive" in establishing causation to the spill caused by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion
NASA: Unless current trends change, scientists said the world should expect each of the coming decades to be warmer than the last
(UPDATED) Typhoon intensifies, speeds up, still on course to hit the region; Landfall Friday morning over Guiuan, Eastern Samar or Abuyog, Leyte
(UPDATED) Typhoon Yolanda is an 'extremely catastrophic super typhoon,' one of the planet's strongest, most violent this year
Climate change caused by human use of fossil fuels played a role in about a half dozen extreme weather events last year, international scientists said
Many areas of the world experienced higher-than-average warmth, including most of northern Siberia, western Russia, north and east Europe and central Australia
The year 2012 marked the ninth or 10th warmest on record, depending on the measurement. Space agency NASA put the average temperature at 14.6 Celsius (58.3 Fahrenheit), 0.6 degrees Celsius higher than in the 20th century
The seasonal hole in the ozone layer above the Antarctic this year was the second smallest in two decades, but still covered an area roughly the size of North America, US experts said
Ernesto became the second hurricane of the Atlantic season on Tuesday, August 7 (Wednesday, August 8 in Manila) as it moved toward the Yucatan Peninsula
Severe droughts, floods and heat waves rocked the world last year as greenhouse gas levels climbed, boosting the odds of some extreme weather events, international scientists said Tuesday, July 10
Tropical storm Butchoy (international codename Guchol) maintains its strength as it moves closer to Eastern Visayas
Bicol and Eastern Visayas will also feel the effects of the enhanced monsoon by Friday. Fishermen and seafarers in these areas are also warned of rough seas.
Tropical storm Butchoy has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) Thursday morning