Satellites show that temperatures in 2016 were nearly identical to 1998. The claims of record warmth are due to massively tampered NOAA/NASA data. On top of that, days over 95 degrees have been declining for 80 years as you see on the chart.
Fake NASA temperatures are diverging from satellite temperatures at a rate of 1.2C per century.
Arctic sea ice extent is starting the year essentially identical to all recent years, and is growing very rapidly.
Here in the US the number of hot days was well below average, and ranked 81st hottest since 1895. Summers in the US over the past 60 years have been much cooler than they were during the previous 50 years.
NASA and NOAA temperature graphs have been massively altered, and are useful only for propaganda. They have no scientific value.