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NOAA State of the Climate: 2014 Was the Hottest Year on Record Globally

Fri, Jan 16, 2015 at 6:01:53 pm

Global temperature time series: land and ocean components.From 2014 Global Report Supplemental Information.

We have big news on the climate change front today from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and it's not bad -- it's terrible: 2014 Earth's warmest year on record; December 2014 record warm; Global oceans also record warm for 2014.

[large]Global highlights: Calendar Year 2014[/large]

For extended analysis of global climate patterns, please see our full Annual report.

This picture of a catastrophe in the making is not even all the horrible climate news today; a new analysis of data from hundreds of sources shows that we humans are on the brink of causing a mass extinction event in the world's oceans.

I was going to post something snarky to close this post, but this is some really scary shit, people. And we have a political party in this country doing everything in its power to stop us from dealing with it -- if it isn't already too late. This is political malfeasance on a frightening scale.