NASA Data: 2016 was the Hottest Year on Record
Some stories scarcely need more than a picture. NASA maintains a dataset of global temperature measurements from over land and sea around the world, stretching back 136 years now. You can review the data for yourself at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies webpage. December global temperature data have yet to be revealed, but if we measure years from December to November, 2016 was the hottest year on record, as this graph of NASA GISS data reveals:
That’s global warming. When the President-Elect denies it, he denies reality.