Global temperatures continue to rise
U.S scientists stated November was the warmest on record
Hot spots include Eurasia, Central American and the Indian Ocean
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the average global temperature, for water and land surfaces combined, was 56.6 degrees (13.7 Celsius). That's 1.4 degrees (0.78 degrees Celsius) above the 20th-century average. It was also the 345th straight month with above-average temperatures. That's almost 29 years.