Was 2014 the Warmest Year on Record? No, It Wasn’t…

By | January 20, 2015

 

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Nature trumpets “2014 was the hottest year on record,” citing the Japan Meteorological Agency, the World Meteorological Organization, and NOAA. However, NOAA and several other principal terrestrial temperature datasets – which are anyway subject to measurement, coverage and bias uncertainties and have been repeatedly revised in a questionable fashion over the past year to show ever greater warming rates – have not yet reported their December 2014 values.