The world just had its warmest winter on record

March 18, 2015 4:42 PM

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Although this might come as a shock to residents of the Northeast who are still digging themselves out from record amounts of snow, new data shows the winter of 2014-15 — defined as the period from December to February — was the warmest on record for Earth.

In addition, the year-to-date so far is the warmest on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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