It's Official, This Was the Warmest Summer on Record

September 19, 2014 3:55 PM

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NOAA global climate data has revealed that this past summer was likely the hottest the Earth has experienced in more than 130 years. Interestingly, a great many regions are also reporting at least one record cold temperature during this season, showing just how complicated climate change is.

According to the NOAA National Climatic Data Center's latest state of the climate report, August 2014 alone was the hottest August seen on record since 1880, with the combined average global land and ocean temperatures proving 1.45 degrees Fahrenheit hotter than the 20th century average.

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