Officials of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Administration Space Agency (NASA) both agree that last year, 2014, was the hottest year in their 135 years of record-keeping.
But they are not alone in this conclusion, the Japanese weather agency and an independent group out of the University of California, Berkeley, had earlier stated that 2014 was the hottest in the history of the Earth in recent times after taking measurements.
According to NOAA’s estimates, 2014 averaged about 14.54 degrees Celsius, warming 0.8 since 1880. NOAA has also earlier announced that the Earth broke heat records in 2010 and 2005; but then, last December was adjudged the hottest month on record by the weather agency.
This development according to Rutgers University’s Jennifer Francis indicates that global warming continues unabated in the face of worldwide calls to the contrary. Gas emissions and human activities on land and in the oceans have been contributing to global warming, and international communities and world leaders continue to hold conferences and find a way out of the mess to preserve our world.