The impact of global warming was observed through temperatures across the globe which were on the rise in February.
Gavin Schmidt, director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), tweeted the latest study data, saying: “Normally I don’t comment on individual months (too much weather, not enough climate), but last month was special.”
NASA data said a combination of a record strength El Niño event in the Pacific and compounding human-caused global warming saw the mercury rise upwards.
February saw a worldwide global average surface temperature of 1.35C above the 1951 to 1980 average.
And it follows a record busting January as well.
The previous warmest February was 1998 – which was also during an El Niño event, but it never reached the level seen this year.
Some scientists say the NASA studies suggest global average temperatures are now the highest for any time in the last 4,000 years.
Increased carbon dioxide and other green houses gasses are said to be to blame.