2014 was another record-breaking year for the climate.
. Global sea levels swelled to a high, and
. the world’s thermometer set a record in 2014
This is from a report by the American Meteorological Society, a compendium of data from 413 researchers in 58 countries, released 16 July 2015
Four independent measures last year found “the highest annual global surface temperatures in at least 135 years of modern record-keeping,” … “The warmth was distributed widely around the globe’s land areas.”
The annual State of the Climate report, compiled by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, found global sea levels reached a record high last year, about 67 millimetres (2.6 inches) above the mean in 1993 when satellite measurements began. There were 91 tropical cyclones in 2014, “well above” the 1981-2010 annual average of 82 storms, according to a statement released with the report.
Europe and Mexico experienced their warmest years on record, Africa had above-average temperatures across most of the continent and Australia had its third-warmest year, scientists said. Eastern North America was the only major region to record below-average temperature for the year.
Sydney Morning Herald: 17 July 2015
The 2014 State of the Climate Report
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Full Report: 288 pages
2014 hottest year on record globally
Climate Council report
Wil Steffen: 13 January 2015
Key Words: record heat