2013 Marks the 37th consecutive year the global temperature was above average. Below is the report from NOAA:
(NOAA) Climate Report from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA Global Climate Analysis 2013
Web Site: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Global Analysis—Annual 2013, National Climatic Data Center, Released 2014.
The year 2013 ties with 2003 as the fourth warmest year globally since records began in 1880. The annual global combined land and ocean surface temperature was 0.62°C (1.12°F) above the 20th century average of 13.9°C (57.0°F). This marks the 37thconsecutive year (since 1976) that the yearly global temperature was above average. Currently, the warmest year on record is 2010, which was 0.66°C (1.19°F) above average. Including 2013, 9 of the 10 warmest years in the 134-year period of record have occurred in the 21st century. Only one year during the 20th century—1998—was warmer than 2013.
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