Global heat record set in August 2014

September 18, 2014 10:30 PM

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Global heat record set in August 2014

This past August broke records for the hottest August since global temperature records began in 1880, despite cool summer temperatures in parts of Canada.

The world's land and ocean surfaces averaged 16.35 C in August 2014, breaking the previous record set in 1998, reported the U.S. National Climatic Data Center run by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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