Earth Had Its Hottest Year In Recorded History With 2014, Is Probably Pretty Bummed About This News
Blergh: Separate analyses by both NASA and NOAA have concluded that 2014 that 2014 was super warm. Epic warm. As NOAA put it, “2014 was the warmest year across global land and ocean surfaces” since we first started keeping records of these things in 1880.
Factz, also from NOAA:
The year 2014 was the warmest year across global land and ocean surfaces since records began in 1880. The annually-averaged temperature was 0.69°C (1.24°F) above the 20th century average of 13.9°C (57.0°F), easily breaking the previous records of 2005 and 2010 by 0.04°C (0.07°F). This also marks the 38th consecutive year (since 1977) that the yearly global temperature was above average. Including 2014, 9 of the 10 warmest years in the 135-year period of record have occurred in the 21st century. 1998 currently ranks as the fourth warmest year on record.
I repeat: Blergh.