2014 the ‘hottest year’:UN

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Geneva: 2014 was the hottest year on record, “consistent” with a changing climate, according to the UN’s weather agency. The report was released on Monday.

Average global air temperatures in 2014 were 0.57 degrees Celsius (1.03 degree Fahrenheit) higher than the long-term average of 14 C (57.2 F) in a 1961-1990 reference period, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said in a statement.

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“Fourteen of the fifteen hottest years have all been this century,” said WMO Secretary General Michel Jarraud.

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