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The monthly global temperature records just keep falling…

Despite no El Nino declared, an extraordinarily hot global ocean surface keeps dumping heat back into the atmosphere. This transfer resulted in the hottest March-through-May period in the global record and has pushed numerous record spikes in the global measures this summer. By August, according to NASA, the global average had again climbed to never-before-seen levels.

As of yesterday’s report, NASA showed that the Global Land-Ocean Surface Temperature Index had climbed to 0.70 degrees Celsius above the mid 20th Century average and about 0.95 degrees Celsius above the 1880s average. The previous record high for the period was set in 2011 at 0.69 degrees C above the global 1951 to 1980 average.

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(Global surface temperature departures according to NASA GISS. Image source: NASA.)

Throughout the world, global ocean surface temperatures showed extraordinary departures above average for the month. Greater variance was…

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One thought on “Earth Surface During August of 2014 Was Hottest Ever Recorded

  1. This summer got pretty damn hot here and just recently we had nearly 5 inches of rain in a 24 hour period here in the Sonoran Desert in some places here in the Valley. Most years we get less then 8 inches in an entire year. Rainfall records were shattered. Climate change is a reality!

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