All western “mainstream” (meaning government-supported and supporting) media have been trumpeting the notion that mankind is currently experiencing the hottest days on record. But true global temp records (meaning satellite measurements) have only existed for around 40 years.
Prior to the satellite era (mid-1970s and beyond) the earth was covered very spottily by long-term thermometers. Most long-term thermometer stations were found in the United States and western Europe.
So government data manipulators have simply made up temperature data for other parts of the world.
The great data analyst Tony Heller has produced an informative video on this topic.