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Hottest Year on Record

The 10 Warmest Years: Not Exactly Forever Ago

Laura Faye Tenenbaum | Posted 03.29.2015 | Green
Laura Faye Tenenbaum

I fear this news story might turn into a blip that gets tons of attention and is then forgotten after a few days. But it's a topic that deserves sustained attention.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, the Oscar race heated up, with Birdman and Grand Budapest Hotel leading the way with nine nominations each. In much more serious news, the planet itself continues to heat up, with NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announcing that 2014 was the hottest year in the 135 years since record-keeping began. What's more, the next 10 hottest years have all been since 1998. "The record 2014 temperatures underscore the undeniable fact that we are witnessing, before our eyes, the effects of human-caused climate change," said climate scientist Michael Mann. Of course, we've seen this movie before -- with alarming warnings about our steadily warming world repeatedly met with inaction. It's like "Groundhog Day," only without the laughs. Unless we rewrite the script, and push our leaders to adopt the long-term thinking that this challenge requires, we'll soon be facing a [SPOILER ALERT] very unhappy ending.

2014 Record-Breaking Heat Is Bad for Business

Manish Bapna | Posted 03.18.2015 | Green
Manish Bapna

This long-running record heat contributes to an expensive "new normal" for global businesses and national economies, raising the cost due to shifting weather patterns and more extreme heat waves, storms and droughts that can be fueled by a changing climate.

James Gerken

2014 Was The Hottest Year On Record | James Gerken | Posted 01.16.2015 | Green

2014 was the hottest year in 135 years of record-keeping, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA announced on Friday. The ye...

Hottest Year on Record, 2014, Brings Economic Opportunity

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 03.09.2015 | Green
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

With 2014 weighing in as the hottest year on record, the window to mitigate global warming rapidly shrinks. It's time to eliminate the debate that action on climate change will harm economic growth.

Will 2014 Be The Hottest Year On Record?

Climate Central | Andrea Thompson | Posted 12.04.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Climate Central. As negotiators at the latest global climate meeting gather this week in Lima, Peru, to hammer ou...

Uncertainty, Knowledge, Statistics and Climate Change

Peter Guttorp | Posted 06.01.2013 | Green
Peter Guttorp

Statistics permeates all of science and society. Climate science is no exception. To answer the question about how precisely we know that a given year is the warmest on record, we need some kind of specification of the uncertainty in each yearly continental U.S. temperature.

February 2012 To January 2013 Was The Warmest On Record

Posted 02.14.2013 | Green

From Climate Central's Lauren Morello: January was warmer and wetter than average in the contiguous U.S., despite the persistent drought in the nat...

5 Ways President Obama Could Fight Climate Change Now

Kassie Siegel | Posted 01.16.2013 | Green
Kassie Siegel

We're in trouble. If we don't act -- quickly -- the consequences could be devastating. But the good news is that President Obama has extremely powerful existing tools to fight climate change right now -- if only he would use them.

2012 Is Record-Setting Year For New Jersey

AP | By KATIE ZEZIMA | Posted 03.02.2013 | Green

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — It may not feel like it with the cold temperatures and biting wind of the last few days, but 2012 was the warmest year on record...

Balmy November Virtually Assures 2012 To Be Hottest Year

Posted 12.07.2012 | Green

From Climate Central's Michael D. Lemonick: With just more than three weeks left in the year, it’s virtually certain that 2012 will displace 1998...

Despite Cooler October, 2012 On Track To Be Hottest U.S. Year

Posted 11.09.2012 | Green

From Climate Central's Andrew Freedman: After 16 straight months with above-average temperatures, October temperatures in the lower 48 states avera...

September Marks The Warmest 12 Months On Record

Posted 10.10.2012 | Green

From Climate Central's Michael D. Lemonick: NOAA’s latest State of the Climate roundup shows that September marked the 16th month in a row with a...

2012 Will Probably Be The Hottest Year On Record

Posted 09.27.2012 | Green

From Climate Central's Andrew Freedman: The U.S. has experienced its warmest year-to-date (January-August) on record, and unless the next four mont...

The Hottest Year On Record For Northeast So Far

AP | Posted 10.07.2012 | Green

ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — No surprise for Northeast residents sweating out the summer after a winter barely touching their snow shovels: this is the hotte...

Warmest 12 Months On Record For U.S. Mainland

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 07.09.2012 | Green

Yes, it really is getting hot out there. A new report finds that the past 12 months have been the warmest on record for the mainland United States. ...

2010 Hottest Year on Record: The Graph That Should Be on the Front Page of Every Newspaper

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

2011-01-13-Screenshot20110113at5.09.35PM.pngThe planet has a fever and it's getting worse.

2010 Ties 2005 For Hottest Year Ever Recorded

AP | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — It's a tie: Last year equaled 2005 as the warmest year on record, government climate experts reported Wednesday. The average world...