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Friday, January 16, 2015
2014 Was Hottest Year on Earth in Recorded History
Last year was the hottest in earth’s recorded history,
scientists reported on Friday, underscoring scientific warnings about
the risks of runaway emissions and undermining claims by climate-change
contrarians that global warming had somehow stopped.
Extreme heat blanketed Alaska and much of the western
United States last year. Several European countries set temperature
records. And the ocean surface was unusually warm virtually everywhere
except around Antarctica, the scientists said, providing the energy
that fueled damaging Pacific storms.
In the annals of climatology, 2014 now surpasses 2010 as
the warmest year in a global temperature record that stretches back to