Hottest Year On Record
2014 is shaping up to be the warmest year on record. According to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the first 10 months of the year have been the hottest since record keeping began more than 130 years ago. The combined global land and ocean temperature between January and October climbed more than one degree Fahrenheit above the 20th Century average. And, this October was the hottest October ever recorded.