2014 Was The Hottest Year Since At Least 1880, Government Finds

January 16, 2015 4:06 PM

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2014 was the hottest year in 135 years of record-keeping, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA announced on Friday.

The year's average combined global land and ocean surface temperature was 58.24 degrees Fahrenheit. This is 1.24 F above the 20th-century average. Global average land temperatures were 1.80 F above average, while ocean surface temperatures were 1.03 F above average, according to NOAA. Land temperatu...

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