This story is unavailable.

It’s probably a bit premature to conclude that there’s been a jump given the strong recent El Nino which doesn’t appear to have completely diminished.

But we do now have a big cluster of very warm years close together such as hasn’t been seen for a very long time. And this despite some strong La Ninas, some volcanic activity and a huge uptick in sulfate aerosols in the Pacific region.

One clap, two clap, three clap, forty?

By clapping more or less, you can signal to us which stories really stand out.