NOAA: 2014 Warmest Year On Record. Not So Fast - Not Everyone Agrees!

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2014 Global Temp Anomalies.




NOAA issued a press release today stating that 2014 was the Warmest Year On Record Since 1880! 

Global Highlights
  • The year 2014 was the warmest year across global land and ocean surfaces since records began in 1880. The annually-averaged temperature was 0.69°C (1.24°F) above the 20th century average of 13.9°C (57.0°F), easily breaking the previous records of 2005 and 2010 by 0.04°C (0.07°F). This also marks the 38th consecutive year (since 1977) that the yearly global temperature was above average. Including 2014, 9 of the 10 warmest years in the 135-year period of record have occurred in the 21st century. 1998 currently ranks as the fourth warmest year on record.
  • The 2014 global average ocean temperature was also record high, at 0.57°C (1.03°F) above the 20th century average of 16.1°C (60.9°F), breaking the previous records of 1998 and 2003 by 0.05°C (0.09°F). Notably, ENSO-neutral conditions were present during all of 2014.
  • The 2014 global average land surface temperature was 1.00°C (1.80°F) above the 20th century average of 8.5°C (47.3°F), the fourth highest annual value on record.
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WeatherBell's NCEP CFSv2 




Not everyone (including myself) agrees with this finding. NOAA claims that the global averaged temperature was 0.69°C above the 20th century average. Yet when you look at Dr. Ryan Maue's graphic above you see that the Global averaged temperature was only 0.112°C above normal. Compare his global temperature anomaly map with NOAA's. There are major differences.

Personally I don't buy NOAA's claim. I think that they are still skewing the data to fit the political correctness agenda currently rampaging through the American Political Scene. Research the data yourself and make up your own mind. 

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