I was forced to put together this data in order to debunk the claim that "the 11 hottest years all happened in the last 13". It is a claim that is rather obviously false, but I wanted to be on solid ground.
Looking at the data it is interesting that from the mid 1940's till the 1970's there were neither extremes of cold nor heat. Maybe that is what got us spoiled into thinking that climate never changes. Then, there were some cold years in the 1970's and everyone panicked about the coming ice age. Now we have a few hot years and global warming is the hysteria.