If you think its been a cold year in Australia, you are right.
Globally, temps are 0.001 above the normal, so in real terms very normal.
The heat in the USA has been compensated for by the cool in the Southern Hemisphere.
Check this out.
Notice that the warmth in USA is matched by a record cold Alaska, and freezing weather in Antarctica. The Pacific Ocean is mostly cold, whilst the Indian Ocean off WA is warm.