Earth’s hottest year on record
gotcha - equal hottest with 2005
Most extreme winter Arctic atmospheric circulation on record
um, the atmosphere always circulates
Arctic sea ice: lowest volume on record, 3rd lowest extentah huh , third lowest is not the lowest.
Record melting in Greenland, and a massive calving eventcalving? there are no cows in Greenland
Second most extreme shift from El Niño to La Niñasecond is for losers.
Second worst coral bleaching yeardittto
Wettest year over landbut what about over water?
Amazon rainforest experiences its 2nd 100-year drought in 5 yearsso the other 98 years were not in drought, yes?
Global tropical cyclone activity lowest on recordthat's good
A hyperactive Atlantic hurricane season: 3rd busiest on recordbetter to be busy than idle
A rare tropical storm in the South Atlanticif it's rare, then we're lucky to have seen it - bit like Halley's comet
Strongest storm in Southwestern U.S. historyfinally number 1
Strongest non-coastal storm in U.S. historyok so number 1 again...
Weakest and latest-ending East Asian monsoon on recordwell that's not number 1
No monsoon depressions in India’s Southwest Monsoon for 2nd time in 134 yearswho wants monsoon depressions anyway - no point getting upset about it.
The Pakistani flood: most expensive natural disaster in Pakistan’s historyblah
The Russian heat wave and drought: deadliest heat wave in human historyblah
Record rains trigger Australia’s most expensive natural disaster in historyblah blah
Heaviest rains on record trigger Colombia’s worst flooding disaster in history
ok, enough with the "worst in history"
So there you have it: I do the science while Masters beats a drum.