This headline is staggering: “If you’re 27 or younger, you’ve never experienced a colder-than-average month.”
That headline comes from the Grist.org, a site devoted to reporting environmental news. In the article, the Grist’s writer, Philip Bump, quotes from a report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration about temperatures last month (October 2012), saying,
The average temperature across land and ocean surfaces during October was 14.63°C (58.23°F). This is 0.63°C (1.13°F) above the 20th century average and ties with 2008 as the fifth warmest October on record. The record warmest October occurred in 2003 and the record coldest October occurred in 1912. This is the 332nd consecutive month with an above-average temperature.
The entire blog post is well worth reading.