Unless you admit to an Ice Age, there's no point in talking about being hopeless. It's you obviously.<quoted text>
We are talking highest average temperatures for a year.
Not the temperature at a single point in time at a particular location.
You people are hopeless.
The 25 warmest years on record were from 1921 to 2006 with temperatures averaging between a few degrees of each other.
The years 1998 and 1934 were almost tied.
Six were in the 1930s.
Two were in the 1950s.
One was in the 1940s.
Twelve were more than a decade ago.