The NOAA reports:
The world’s ocean surface temperature was the warmest for any August on record, and the warmest on record averaged for any June-August (Northern Hemisphere summer/Southern Hemisphere winter) season according to NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. The preliminary analysis is based on records dating back to 1880.
NCDC scientists also reported that the combined average global land and ocean surface temperature for August was second warmest on record, behind 1998.
An important point here is that this consistent temperature rise is taking place during what NASA has called “the deepest solar minimum in nearly a century.” More evidence that the sun is not causing global warming.