2014 Was The Hottest Year Ever Recorded On Earth // Last year was the warmest on Earth since record keeping began in 1880, according to a National Climatic Data Center report. In 2014, the average global temperature was 58.24°F, which was 1.24°F above the 20th-century average. That made for the highest average temperature recorded in 135 years, surpassing previous records set in 2005 and 2010 by 0.07°F, according to the report. The fourth warmest year was recorded in 1998.
Hot News: 2014 On Track to Become Warmest Year. September 2014 is the warmest September on record and the year-to-date temperatures tied with 1998 and 2010 as the warmest January-September. [Features a neat interactive graph]
March Was Warmest on Record Globally - March 2014 was the fourth-warmest March on record globally, according to recently released NASA data, making it the month — more than 29 years — in which global temperatures were above the historic average.