The heat is on; NOAA, NASA say 2014 warmest year on record

January 16, 2015 3:32 PM

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal science officials say that for the third time in a decade, the globe sizzled to the hottest year on record.

Both the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA calculated that 2014 was the hottest year in 135 years of record-keeping. Earlier, the Japanese weather agency and an independent group out of University of California Berkeley also measured 2014 as the hottest on record.

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