It's Official: 2014 Was the Hottest Year on Record

By James West

For many Americans, 2014 will be remembered for its multiple blasts of Arctic air and bitter winters. And this week, another bout of freezing temperatures is marching east across the country, in the first major thermometer plunge of the season.

But as cold as you may have been last year, it's now official that 2014 was actually the hottest year globally since record-keeping began.

http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2015/01/2014-hottest-year-record

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