It’s official: 2015 ‘smashed’ 2014’s global temperature record. It wasn’t even close
by Jamie Moses - posted 1:17 pm, January 20, 2016
According an article in today’s Washington Post, last year shattered 2014’s record to become the hottest year ever recorded, based on data going back to 1880. Two separate U.S. government science agencies made the announcement today.
“2015 was by far the record year in all of the temperature datasets that are based on the instrumental and surface data,” said Gavin Schmidt, director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies at NASA, which made the announcement jointly along with NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.