A Record-Breaking Year for the Earth’s Climate

Al Jazeera: “Sea levels, greenhouse gases and both land and sea temperatures reached record highs in 2014, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s annual ‘State of the Climate’ report published Thursday. The annual report — which refutes claims of a pause or slowdown in global warming — was published in partnership with the American Meteorological Society.”

“Record temperatures were observed near the Earth’s surface, according to the report, with four independent global datasets confirming that 2014 was the hottest year on record.”

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“Ocean surface temperatures were also the warmest in 135 years, and researchers observed the highest heat levels ever recorded in the deep sea, according to report.”

“Summing up much of the report, NOAA climate monitoring chief Deke Arndt, co-editor of ‘State of the Climate,’ said the seas last year ‘were just ridiculous.’”

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