CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - November was a hot month for planet Earth.
Government scientists reported Tuesday that last month set a heat record.
They say it was the warmest November on record, across Earth, since
record-keeping began in 1880.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says average global
temperature, for water and land surfaces combined, was 56.6 degrees (13.7
Celsius). Thatís 1.4 degrees (0.78 degrees Celsius) above the 20th century
It was the 37th consecutive November with above-average temperatures. The
last below-average November was in 1976.
It was also the 345th straight month with above-average temperatures. Thatís
almost 29 years.
Among the November hot spots: much of Eurasia, Central America and the
Indian Ocean. In Russia, it was the warmest November on record. But parts of
North America were cooler than average.