NASA reports this was the hottest 3-month start (January to March) of any year on record. It beat the previous record set in 2015 by a stunning 0.7°F. Normally, such records are measured in the hundredths of a degree.
Turns out Exxon (formerly Humble Oil) knew in the 1960s its product would melt the polar ice caps. That gives new meaning to its 1962 ad: “Each Day Humble Supplies Enough Energy To Melt 7 Million Tons Of Glacier!”