2014 officially hottest year on record
While the Northeast saw below normal temperatures seven out of 12 months in 2014 according to the Northeast Regional Climate Center, the planet saw the warmest year since record collection started in 1891 according to the Japan Meteorological Association (JMA).
“The upward march of the world’s average temperature since 1891 is a trademark of human-influenced global warming with 2014 being the latest stop on the climb,” reports Scientific American. “All 10 of the hottest years have come since 1998.”
The average temperature was 1.1°F above the 20th century average according to JMA’s data. That edges 1998, the previous warmest year, by about 0.1°F.
View global temperature maps at the NOAA National Climatic Data Center.
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