Global Summary Information - February 2015

"The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for February 2015 was the second highest since record keeping began in 1880. Both the year-to-date (January–February) and seasonal (December–February) globally averaged temperatures were record high."

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Winter 2015 Is Warmest on Record

"Average global temperatures for the past winter were the highest since record keeping began in 1880, according to a summary released by the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), a branch of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)."

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2014 Was Officially the Hottest Year on Record

"Those living in the United States probably wouldn’t have guessed it, but globally, 2014 was just confirmed the hottest year on record. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) made the announcement after reviewing 120 years of data on record. NASA and NOAA (U.S.) and the Hadley Center (U.K.) also collect global temperature data but have yet to release their analyses."

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