Crikey is frequently rather mean to The Australian's environment editor Graham Lloyd, but we feel bad now, after seeing what happens when he does a rather conventional environment yarn about 2015 being the warmest year on record.

That report, which relied on a report from the American National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, has caused Lloyd to be pilloried in the comments section of his own paper, with readers asking where his journalistic scepticism is. Even though Lloyd is one of the more sceptical mainstream journalists Australia has when it comes to climate change and its many manifestations.

A brief taste of what he's been subjected to this morning: