2014 was Earth’s warmest year ever recorded

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Scientists claim that we have experienced the warmest year on our planet since instruments started to measure temperature and very likely for at least 4,000 years before that.

The map below shows the global temperature anomalies in November 2014 compared to the average from 1951-1980. The global average surface temperature’s are 0.65  degrees Celsius (1.17 Fahrenheit) above the average.

Global Heat Record - Geoawesomeness

 

Are you still not convinced that the climate is changing? Look at that chart which shows the fact that 14 out of the 15 warmest years have all occurred since the year 2000.

Global Temperature - Geoawesomeness

Of course the climate on Earth is largely driven by the oceans. All previous record holders had a natural support of El Niño events. This year’s record didn’t.

Is it just a temporary situation or  a long-term trend? We don’t know yet but it starts to be hard to believe that the global warming is just a myth.

source: Mashable

Aleks Buczkowski
I'm a professional always thinking outside the box and a self-confessed gadget addict. As a son of a professor of cartography I was surrounded by maps all my life and as a result spatial way of thinking and seeing reality is naturally embedded in who I am.