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Hottest Year

First Half Of 2015 Was Hottest Ever Recorded

Associated Press | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 07.29.2015 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth dialed the heat up in June, smashing warm temperature records for both the month and the first half of the year. Off-th...

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.

The Danger The Planet Faces Because Human Instinct Overpowers Human Reason

David Ropeik | Posted 03.18.2015 | Green
David Ropeik

The numbers are in. 2014 was the hottest year on Earth ever recorded (records go back to 1888). December finished it off as the hottest month ever. 6 of the months last year, in fact, hold that record. The last time a 'coldest month ever' was recorded, was 1916. Things are heating up.

2015 Catastrophic Fires Continue; Climate Change Held Culpable

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 03.15.2015 | Green
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Another fantastic post by climate campaigner, Guy Ragen, from the Australian Conservation Foundation. Since it's extremely difficult to find an A...

2014 Was California's Hottest Year On Record

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.09.2015 | Green

2014 was California’s hottest year ever recorded. In fact, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said it was the warmest year o...

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.

Ninth-Hottest Year Since 1850

AP | Posted 07.02.2013 | Green

GENEVA (AP) — The World Meteorological Organization says last year was the ninth-warmest since record-keeping began in 1850, despite the cooling eff...

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...

We Must Lead It

Terry Tamminen | Posted 03.27.2013 | Green
Terry Tamminen

In his inaugural address this week, President Obama committed us to get back to work on the challenge of a sustainable energy future. But will this reignite the debate on climate change or have three widely publicized stories already done that for us?

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...

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...

One Of The Hottest Summers Since 1950?

Posted 07.30.2012 | Green

By Wynne Parry, LiveScience Senior Writer: As the month draws to an end, it's clear that July continued the trend for unusually warm wea...

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. ...

UN: 2010 Tied For Warmest Year On Record

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

GENEVA — The warmest year on record is a three-way tie: 2010, 2005 and 1998. So says the U.N. weather agency, providing further evidence Thursd...