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NASA, NOAA Find 2014 Warmest Year in Modern Record
The year 2014 ranks as Earth’s warmest since 1880, according to two separate analyses by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists released on January 16.
The ten warmest years in the instrumental record, with the exception of 1998, have now occurred since 2000. This trend continues a long-term warming of the planet, according to an analysis of surface temperature measurements by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies in New York. See the NASA news release and the NOAA study.