The last time the Earth experienced a cooler-than-average month was back in 1984.
April 2018 marked the planet’s 400th consecutive month with above-average temperatures according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
“We live in and share a world that is unequivocally, appreciably and consequentially warmer than just a few decades ago, and our world continues to warm. Speeding by a ‘400’ sign only underscores that, but it does not prove anything new.” – NOAA climate scientist Deke Arndt
Last April was apparently the third-warmest April on record, and was felt most by those living in Europe and Australia, which each experienced their warmest and second-warmest April’s, respectively.
The warmest temperature of all, however, may have been recorded in Nawabshah, Pakistan, which reached 122.4 degrees on April 30.
All in all, this is the fifth-warmest start to the calendar year so far.
The Earth also surpassed another alarming milestone in April when the atmosphere reached its highest level of CO2 contamination at 410 parts per million — the highest level in at least 800,000 years.