Yep..3rd Hottest on record
Data collected and analysed by the Bureau of Meteorology show that 2014 was Australia’s third-warmest year on record while rainfall was near average nationally.
Nationally, Australian temperatures have warmed approximately one degree since 1950, and the continued warmth in 2014 adds to this long-term warming trend.
Simply the single most pressing and present public policy issue of our time. Yes, that is not the first time I have said that in the last eight years.
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) produce an estimated global mean temperature based on the average of three global surface climate datasets: those maintained by the UK Met Office Hadley Centre (HadCRUT4), the US National Climatic Data Center (MLOST) and the NASA Goddard Institute of Space Studies (GISTEMP).
Based on preliminary data (January–November), the estimated global mean temperature for 2014 is 0.57 ± 0.10 °C above the 1961–1990 average. Using this three-dataset method, 2014 is likely to be the warmest year on record (global observations commence in 1880).
No year since 1985 has observed a below-average global mean temperature and all of the ten warmest years have occurred between 1998 and the present.
- Australian Bureau of Meteorology – Annual Climate Statement 2014
- Annual Climate Statement 2014 infographic [PDF]
- Expert Opinion – Australian Science Media Centre
- World Meteorological Organization
- UK Met Office Hadley Centre
- US National Climatic Data Center
- NASA Goddard Institute of Space Studies
- Chasing Ice
- IPCC Synthesis Report
- 353 and counting
- Abnormal Autumn
- Balance and the Climate Guy
- Six decades of warming
- Bushfires and Climate Change
- Hot, Hotter, Hottest
- 330 and counting
- Have we lived long enough?
….you get the picture…