Every month brings the same news -- that month was the new 'hottest' month on record, edging past the previous month to paint a dire picture for the planet's climate.

Soon enough, the record-breaking had formed a trend, and now NOAA has confirmed the news: we ve officially had a year-long streak of record-breaking warm weather.

Before last month, the previous hottest April on record was April 2010, which was only 0.28 Celsius above average.

Of all the continents on Earth, April s overall temperature fell into the top nine recorded, at the minimum.

The month was particularly hard on South America, Africa, and Asia, where record temps for the month were recorded.

Southern Europe also experienced especially warmer temps, as did eastern Australia, southern Alaska, and central Africa, among other places.

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