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Global Temperature Update PDF Print E-mail

 

September 23, 2014

Globally, August 2014 was the warmest August since global temperature records began in 1880.  Nine of the ten warmest months of August occurred since 2000. The coolest on record is August 1912. [NOAA Global Monthly Analysis]

Annually, 2013 tied 2003 as the 4th warmest year globally since 1880.  Nine of the ten warmest years in the past 134 years occurred since the Year 2000.  Only one year during the 20th Century--1998--was warmer than 2013.  [NOAA Global Analysis 2013]

 

September 15, 2014

NASA ranks August 2014 as the warmest August on record. [Climate Central]

 

"The science is sobering—the global temperature in 2012 was among the hottest since records began in 1880. Make no mistake: without concerted action, the very future of our planet is in peril."

~ Christine Lagarde, Managing Director
International Monetary Fund

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Global Temperature Rankings

Rank

(in  the past 135 years)

Month

Temperature

(compared to 20th Century average)

Warmest

August 2014

+0.75°C  /   +1.35°F

2nd Warmest

August 1998

+0.64°C  /   +1.15°F

Coolest

August1912

 -0.51°C  /  -0.92°F

 

More about global temperature is available in the State of the Climate reports (Global Analysis) at the NOAA-NCDC website. These reports present preliminary, global data that has been gathered from monitoring stations and leading institutions around the world. The reports include a Global Hazardssection that gives a global update on drought & wildfires, flooding, storms, severe winter weather, and ecosystems impacts. A Snow and Ice section reports on snow cover in the Northern Hemisphere and sea ice extent in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.

 

Reference:

NOAA National Climatic Data Center, State of the Climate: Global Analysis for July 2014, published online August 2014, retrieved on September 1, 2014 from http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/.

 

More Info from NOAA-NCDC:

NOAA NDCC | State of the Climate Global Analysis | REPORT

NOAA NDCC | Global land and ocean surface temperature anomalies since 1880 | DATA

NOAA NCDC | Q&As about global surface temperature anomalies | QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

 

State of the Climate Reports:  

NOAA NDCC Web:   2010  |  2011  |  2012  | 2013

NOAA NDCC PDF:   2010  |  2011  

Related:

GISS  |  Global Temperature in 2011, Trends, and Prospects

Climate Interactive | UNEP Emissions Gap Report & Temperature-Related Tools

The Royal Society | Four degrees and beyond

CO2Now | The CO2Now Climate Sheet

 

 

Average Global Temperature (1850 - 2009)

Average Global Temperature 1850-2009


Countries that set a new temperature record in 2010:

17 countries that set a temperature record in 2010

SolveClimate  |  Record temperatures on 19% of Earth's surface

Original story and graphic  |  Climate Central

 

 
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