For the second year running, temperatures across the globe were the warmest since records were first kept in 1880.
*The United States, despite record temperatures in December, fell just short of a record in 2015. But in separate analysis from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA, the rest of the world led by parts of South America, Europe and Africa made up for that, ensuring 2015 broke the record by a widest margin ever.
*2015 was hottest year ever, with records set around the globe | Fox News
"2015 smashed the record for the hottest year since reporting began in 1850, according to the first full-year figures from the world’s three principal temperature estimates.
Data released on Wednesday by the UK Met Office shows the average global temperature in 2015 was 0.75C higher than the long-term average between 1961 and 1990, much higher than the 0.57C in 2014, which itself was a record. The Met Office also expects 2016 to set a new record, meaning the global temperature records will have been broken for three years running.
***Temperature data released in the US on Wednesday by NASA and by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) also showed 2015 shattered previous records.
Another independent temperature record, from the Japan Meteorological Agency*, indicates 2015 was by far the hottest year on record**.
*2015 smashes record for hottest year, final figures confirm | Environment | The Guardian
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