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2014 was globe's warmest year on record, say NASA, NOAA
2014 was globe's warmest year on record, say NASA, NOAA

Despite the “polar vortex” that made news across much of the United States in 2014, last year was the warmest on Earth since record-keeping began in 1880, according to two reports released Friday. The globe's average temperature of about 58 degrees was 1.24 degrees above the 20th century average in 2014, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. NASA meanwhile calculated the average to be 1.22 degrees above-average, using similar data but different methods. The scientists said the trend is “largely driven by the increase in carbon dioxide and other human emissions into the planet’s atmosphere.” The estimates broke a record...

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