Already 2014 is tied with 1998 and 2010 as having the recorded warmest years. The global average temperature has been 1.3 degrees higher than average. Even the ocean temperature has been 1.19 degrees above the average.
Most of the U.S. experienced a September that was not near as hot as past years, California however is likely to have the hottest year yet with a year to date temperature increase of more than 4 degrees.
The Japan Meteorological Agency and NASA both ranked last month as the warmest to date. With recording breaking temperatures in both September and August, 2014 looks to be on the path to becoming the warmest year to date.
By Garrett Jutte