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2014: Hottest Year Ever (?)

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First published on Truthout, February 11, 2015. The last time we had this discussion was 2013, remember? Before that it was 2010. Before that it was 2005 and everything started with the Super El Nino in 1998. Statistically, saying that 2014 was the hottest year ever is a very valid thing and if you understand…

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April was the Hottest April Ever Recorded

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The period January through April 2010 was the hottest January through April ever recorded. The average ocean  surface temperature for April was the warmest ever recorded. Arctic sea ice was below normal for the 11th consecutive April. Snow coverage in the Northern Hemisphere was below average for the seventh April in a row. The amount…

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