Hottest Year Ever: 5 Places Where 2014 Temps Really Cooked

Posted by Mike Confino, January 3, 2015

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Though the official numbers aren’t in for December, it’s likely that 2014 will go down as the planet’s hottest year on record, at least since scientists started keeping tabs on global temperature.

Data from three major climate-tracking groups agree: The combined land and ocean surface temperatures hit new highs this year, according to the United States’ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA, the United Kingdom’s Met Office and the World Meteorological Association.

via Hottest Year Ever: 5 Places Where 2014 Temps Really Cooked – Scientific American.