2016 was the warmest since 1880, since when he started meteorological observations, the report says NASA.
The average temperature was higher by 0.94 degrees than the average in the twentieth century, and 0.1 degrees higher than last year. Eight months of last year were absolute Champions on the temperature.
"In 2016, the third time in a row we are seeing a record warm year. We don't expect records every year, but the trend of global warming is evident. The planet is heating up, and we know why. It heats up because we are not cutting properly greenhouse gas emissions," - said the head of the space research Institute at NASA Goddard is Gavin Schmidt.
The ocean surface temperature was also a record, beating the previous record by 0.01 of a degree.