Register for an account

X

Enter your name and email address below.

Your email address is used to log in and will not be shared or sold. Read our privacy policy.

X

Website access code

Enter your access code into the form field below.

If you are a Zinio, Nook, Kindle, Apple, or Google Play subscriber, you can enter your website access code to gain subscriber access. Your website access code is located in the upper right corner of the Table of Contents page of your digital edition.

Environment

The Heat is On: 2014 Headed for Warmest Year on Record

ImaGeo iconImaGeoBy Tom YulsmanOctober 21, 2014 5:39 PM
201409-1024x481.gif

Newsletter

Sign up for our email newsletter for the latest science news

Source: NOAA Last week, a NASA update pegged September as the warmest on record. Now, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has concurred — and reported that 2014 is on track to be the be the warmest year since record keeping began in 1880. NOAA also reports that the January through September period was tied with 1998 as the hottest since 1880. “If 2014 maintains this temperature departure from average for the remainder of the year, it will be the warmest year on record,” according to NOAA's report. Another indication of what's happening: The past 12 months — October 2013 through September 2014 — was the toastiest 12-month period in the record books.

2 Free Articles Left

Want it all? Get unlimited access when you subscribe.

Subscribe

Already a subscriber? Register or Log In

Want unlimited access?

Subscribe today and save 70%

Subscribe

Already a subscriber? Register or Log In