July 15, 2015

In 2014, global average sea level was 2.6 inches (67 mm) above the 1993 average, which is the highest yearly average in the satellite record.

July 15, 2015

In 2014, the upper ocean held more heat than average throughout most of the major ocean basins.

July 15, 2015

Depending on the data set, 2014 was either the warmest or tied-for-warmest year since records began in the mid-to-late 1800s.

July 15, 2015

In 2014, precipitation over land was generally below average, while precipitation over the oceans was above average.

July 15, 2015

Overall, average global river outflow in 2014 slightly exceeded the climate normal. 

July 15, 2015

Worldwide in 2014, three dozen reference glaciers experienced an average mass loss equivalent to of 853 millimeters of water equivalent in 2014.

July 15, 2015

Scientists estimated global average carbon dioxide concentration at 397.2 parts per million (ppm) in 2014, as the global growth rate of carbon dioxide continues to accelerate. 

October 24, 2014

We're nine laps into the race to set a new global annual temperature record. NOAA climate scientist Deke Arndt talks about how this year's race might end--and why yearly rankings tell us less about the big picture of climate change than we might think.

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February 19, 2015

The model predictions during 2014 were not that shabby.  A major, strong El Niño was not well justified by the predictions.