Two U.S. agencies, the United Kingdom Met Office and the World Meteorological Organization analyzed global temperatures in slightly different ways, but each came to the same conclusion last Wednesday: 2018 was the fourth-warmest year on record behind 2016, 2015 and 2017.

Therefore, the Earth has been cooling for the last two years because 2017 is lower than 2016, 2015 and 2018 is still lower. The Solar Grand Minimum is advancing as predicted.