NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies has released its readings regarding temperature from stations across the globe over land and sea in January 2013. Their finding: January 2013 was the 6th warmest January in its record, which stretches back over 130 years to January 1880.
Every one of the 5 hottest Januaries takes place after the year 2000. Every one of the 10 hottest Januaries takes place on or after 1998. Every one of the 10 coldest Januaries on the record took place before the Roaring Twenties, before World War I, before women had the right to vote.