Warmest August on record, warmest summer on record ....

ExploreFrom the National Climatic Data Center:

"With records dating back to 1880, the global temperature across the world's land and ocean surfaces for August 2014 was 1.35°F higher than the 20th century average of 60.1°F. This makes August 2014 the warmest August on record for the globe since records began in 1880, beating the previous record set in 1998. Nine of the 10 warmest Augusts on record have occurred during the 21st century."

Here's what that looks like globally, with red indicating higher-than-normal temperatures and blue indicating cooler-than-normal temperatures. :

Also from the National Climatic Data Center:

"June–August 2014, at 1.28°F higher than the 20th century average, was the warmest such period across global land and ocean surfaces since record keeping began in 1880, edging out the previous record set in 1998. The global ocean temperature was a major contributor to the global average, as its departure from average for the period was also highest on record, at 0.63°C (1.13°F) above average. The average temperature across land surfaces was not far behind, at fifth highest for June–August."

Here's what that looks like:

Finally, again from the National Climatic Data Center:

"The first eight months of 2014 (January–August) were the third warmest such period on record across the world's land and ocean surfaces, with an average temperature that was 1.22°F above the 20th century average of 57.3°F. If 2014 maintains this temperature departure from average for the remainder of the year, it will be the warmest year on record."

And the corresponding map (note that Georgia is one of the few areas on the planet to enjoy cooler-than-normal weather this year):

So, warmest August on record, warmest summer on record, and on track to be the warmest year on record, just as climatologists have been warning against for some 30 years now.

But hey, it's all just a liberal commie-pinko conspiracy to "fundamentally transform" the world, so why worry? Crank up the AC, slather on the suntan lotion and let our grandkids deal with the consequences.