2014, the hottest year

By the end of November 2014, the year 2014 was thought to be on track to be one of the hottest, if not the hottest, on record, according to preliminary estimates by the World Metorological Organization. Temperatures for January to October have set a new record. The average global temperatures over land and sea surface were 0.57C above the average of 124.00C for the 1961-1990 reference period.

NASA and National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have since confirmed that the year 2014 is ranked as Earth’s warmest year since 1880.