2014 was the hottest year on record, Japanese scientists say

Vox: 2014 was Earth's hottest year since records began in 1891, according to new data from the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA): The global average temperature in 2014 was about 0.63°C (or 1.1°F) hotter than the average during the twentieth century, JMA found. Its data is based on both satellite and ground readings. The second hottest year in JMA's records was 1998 -- a big El Niño year -- followed by 2013, 2010, and 2005. All ten hottest years have come since 1998. Climate scientists expect......

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