The Earth's rapid warming has pushed temperatures to their hottest level in nearly 12,000 years – and a hair’s breadth away from a million-year peak – according to a NASA study.
warming, which has increased temperatures by 0.2°C per decade over
the past 30 years, has caused temperatures to reach and now pass
through the warmest levels in the current interglacial period, which
lasted almost 12,000 years ... New Scientist