UN confirms 2014 ‘hottest year on record’

Agence France-Presse: The year 2014 was the hottest on record, part of a "warming trend" that appeared set to continue, the UN's weather agency said Monday. Average global air temperatures in 2014 were 0.57 degrees Celsius (1.03 degree Fahrenheit) higher than the long-term average of 14 C (57.2 F) for a 1961-1990 reference period, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said in a statement. "Fourteen of the 15 hottest years have all been this century," said WMO secretary general Michel Jarraud. "In 2014,......

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