2014 GISS Temperature Announcement

The year 2014 ranks as Earth’s warmest since 1880, according to two analyses released on Jan. 16. NASA scientists track global temperatures as one way to measure how Earth’s climate is changing over time. Since 1880, the average global temperature has risen about 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit with most of that trend occurring in the last 30 years. Nine of the 10 warmest years in the modern record have occurred since 2000.

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  • 2014 Global Temperature Announcement Live Shot Page
    2015.01.16
    The year 2014 ranks as Earth’s warmest since 1880, according to two analyses released on Jan. 16. NASA scientists discussed the findings during live shot interviews on Jan. 16th. NASA scientists track global temperatures as one way to measure how Earth’s climate is changing over time. Since 1880, the average global temperature has risen about 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit with most of that trend occurring in the last 30 years. Nine of the 10 warmest years in the modern record have occurred since 2000.

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  • Five-Year Global Temperature Anomalies from 1880 to 2014
    2015.01.16
    NASA Finds 2014 Was Warmest Year in Modern Record The year 2014 ranks as Earth’s warmest since 1880, according to an analysis by NASA scientists. The 10 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 (GISS) in New York. In an independent analysis of the raw data, NOAA scientists also found 2014 to be the warmest on record. For understanding climate change, the long-term trend of rising temperatures across the planet is more important than any year’s individual ranking. These rankings can be sensitive to analysis methods and sampling. While 2014 ranks as the warmest year in NASA’s global temperature record, it is statistically close to the values from 2010 and 2005, the next warmest years. Since 1880, the average surface temperature of Earth has warmed by about 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit (0.8 degrees Celsius), a trend that is largely driven by the increase in carbon dioxide and other human emissions into the planet’s atmosphere. The majority of that warming has occurred in the past three decades. Regional differences in temperature in any year are more strongly affected by weather dynamics than the global mean. For example, in the U.S. in 2014, parts of the Midwest and East Coast were anomalously cool, while Alaska and three western U.S. states – California, Arizona and Nevada – recorded their warmest years on record, according to NOAA, which assesses official U.S. temperature records.

    The GISTEMP analysis website is located at: http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/

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  • Five-Year Average Global Temperature Anomalies from 1880 to 2014
    2015.01.16
    The year 2014 now ranks as the warmest on record since 1880, according to an analysis by NASA scientists.

    Nine of the 10 warmest years since modern records began have now occurred since 2000, according to a global temperature analysis by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York.

    2014’s record-breaking warmth continues a long-term trend of a warming climate. The global average temperature has increased about 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit (0.8 degrees Celsius) since 1880, with most of that warming occurring during the last three to four decades.

    The warming trend is largely driven by the increasing concentrations of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, caused by human emissions.

  • Instagram: 2014 Was The Hottest Year
    2015.01.16
    The year 2014 now ranks as the warmest on record since 1880, according to an analysis by NASA scientists.

    Nine of the 10 warmest years since modern records began have now occurred since 2000, according to a global temperature analysis by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York.

  • Weathercasters: (1/16/2015)
    2015.01.16
    LEAD: NASA reports the global temperature for 2014 was the warmest since 1880.

    1. Most of the earth experienced warmer than normal temperatures for the year.

    2. The majority of the warming has been since 1980 and hit the highest temperature on record this year. The earth is about 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than 100 years ago.

    3. Regional differences are strongly affected by year-to-year changing weather dynamics.

    TAG: NASA scientists track global temperatures as a way to measure how Earth’s climate is changing over time.