The following are a sampling of new records for global surface temperatures set recently:
May 2015 - the hottest May in recorded history
January - May 2015 - the hottest January through May in recorded history
2014 - the hottest year in recorded history.
Given how much play "the pause" in global warming has received in the mainstream media, (particularly from the Murdock owned Fox News and The Wall Street Journal), the hottest May in recorded history is news that seemingly should have received more attention. However, this result has received little play, being completely overwhelmed by articles about the Pope's encyclical calling for action on climate change. It does seem apropos though that new data supporting the Pope Francis's call for action came out concurrently.
This year is likely to be the second consecutive year of record hot global surface temperatures, an outcome I predicted 16 months ago and also being predicted by BloombergBusiness. Time will tell if a record hot calendar year 2015 is judged to be newsworthy enough to get significant play in he mainstream media. And it will be interesting to see how the science deniers at Fox
News try to spin this news about our warming planet