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This year will be one of the top five warmest years globally since records began 150 years ago, according to figures compiled by the Met Office.
The UK's weather service projects that, unless there is an exceptionally cold spell before the end of the year, temperatures will be up on last year
Climate sceptics had pointed out that the temperature rise appeared to have stalled in the last decade or so.
That was caused in part by the Pacific La Nina current, which cools the Earth.
But the influence of La Nina declined in the spring and the Met Office project that, barring a very cold December, this year will be the fifth warmest on record.
Originally posted by atzmaz
This is certainly not true for the US
You can see that here.