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Broken Records: 2015 Hottest Summer, Hottest August, Hottest First Eight Months

September 18, 2015 by Tom Schueneman

Temperature Records and Global Warming

Saying that it sounds like a broken record has itself become a broken record. The latest State of the Climate report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows August was the hottest on record, with the summer 2015 the hottest summer on record.[read more]

Energy Efficiency Today Means More Access to Energy Tomorrow

September 11, 2015 by Durwood Zaelke

Energy Efficiency and Access

2015 has brought countries across the globe record-breaking temperatures. In addition to leading to wildfires, droughts, and thousands of premature deaths, it also has brought increasing demand for electricity to run air conditioning, leading to disruptive blackouts and reduced energy for other uses.[read more]

Hottest Month On Record Portends Global Warming Speed Up

August 25, 2015 by Joseph Romm

Monthly Temps and Global Warming Risk

Last month was not just the hottest July on record. Since July is “the warmest month of the year globally,” NOAA’s latest monthly State of the Climate Report, notes that July 2015 “was also the highest among all 1627 months in the record that began in January 1880.”[read more]

Hottest July On Record Keeps 2015 On Track To Crush 2014 For Hottest Year

August 17, 2015 by Joseph Romm

Global Temperature Records

NASA reports this was the hottest July on record. So we are now in “bet the mortgage” territory that 2015 will be the hottest year in NASA’s 125-year temperature record. In fact, 2015 is likely to crush the previous record — 2014 — probably by a wide margin.[read more]

Powering the Planet to Half a Degree Temperature Rise this Century

August 13, 2015 by Jim Baird

Temperature and Global Warming

Replicating the conditions that slowed warming to a 100 year average of only .4 oC can buy us the time necessary to fulfill the climate/energy commitments made both by the UN and the G7 and could even preserve the value of the some of the fossil fuels that are currently held in reserve.[read more]

Hottest June Puts 2015 On Track For Hottest Year On Record By Far

July 21, 2015 by Joseph Romm

Hottest Months and Years

NASA reported Wednesday that this was the hottest June on record (tied with 1998). And it’s now all but certain 2015 will be the hottest year on record, probably by a wide margin — as what increasingly appears to be one of the strongest El Niños in 50 years boosts the underlying global warming trend.[read more]

June 2015 Hottest on Record: Super El Niño, Heatwaves, Record Precipitation and Drought

July 20, 2015 by Tom Schueneman

Climate Change and Record Whether

According to data released this week by the Japan Meteorological Agency, June 2015 was the hottest June in the global record. And on Wednesday NASA reported similar temperature findings, with 2015 tied with 1998 as the warmest on record.[read more]

Warmest Winter on Record

March 28, 2015 by Tom Schueneman

Seasonal Temperature Records

According to the latest report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the average global land and sea surface temperature for the period of December 2014 through February 2015 was 1.42 degrees Fahrenheit (0.79 Celsius) above the 20th century average.[read more]

'Hottest Year' Story Obscures Bigger News: Ocean Warming Now Off The Charts

January 27, 2015 by Joseph Romm

Temperature Records and Ocean Heat

The big climate news last week was NOAA and NASA announcing that 2014 was the hottest year on record, breaking the highs of 2005 and 2010. But the bigger story actually got buried: Global warming has continued unabated over the past few years.[read more]

2014 is the Hottest Year on Record: Some Thoughts

January 23, 2015 by Tom Schueneman

Temperature Records Analysis

As one month after another broke heat records in 2014, especially in the world’s oceans, the continuing and accelerating trend of heat energy in the global climate system seems increasingly apparent, as clear as any Wall Street trader looking for a trending market could hope for: Up. Or is it?[read more]

Was 2014 Really the Warmest Year?

January 22, 2015 by Geoffrey Styles

Warming Records and Data Analysis


Measured temperatures have warmed nearly 2° Fahrenheit since the early 20th century. Whether last year or 2010 was warmer might seem like more of an academic point than a practical one. However, the refrain of "record temperature" reports creates a false impression that the warming is accelerating.[read more]

2014 Was the Warmest Year Globally Ever Recorded

January 21, 2015 by Henry Auer

Temperature Records and Global Trends

2014 had the highest global average temperature ever recorded. The U. S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and National Aeronautics and Space Administration jointly announced on January 16, 2015 that the year 2014 was the hottest year since record keeping began.[read more]

Answers to 3 Key Questions About the Hottest Year on Record

January 19, 2015 by Joe Casola

Yearly Temperature Records

Last year was the warmest year globally in the 135 years since records have been kept. This finding was recently confirmed by both the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.[read more]

2014 Was The Hottest Year On Record Globally By Far

January 9, 2015 by Joseph Romm

2014 and Temperature Records


The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has announced that 2014 was the hottest year in more than 120 years of record-keeping — by far. NOAA is expected to make a similar call in a couple of weeks, and NASA is expected to make the same announcement.[read more]

Australian Climate Heating for 2014

January 8, 2015 by Barry Brook

Temps and Climate in Australia

The Bureau of Meteorology in Australia has released its annual climate statement, for 2014, and it was again a hot year across the continent. There is a lot of year-to-year variation driven by natural climate variability, but the running mean (10-year average) plots a relatively steady rise over the last 60+ years.[read more]