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NO, 2014 WAS NOT 'THE WARMEST YEAR IN HISTORY'

Posted 3 February 2015

"I do know that what NASA's Goddard Insttiute for Space Studies and NOAA's National Climatic Data Center actually reported was rather less categorical than what the news accounts - or the White House - might lead you to believe. As both government agencies made clear in their briefing materials, the likelihood that 2014 was the planet's warmest year is far from a slam-dunk. Indeed, the probability that 2014 set a record is not 99% or 95%, but less than 50% . NOAA's number crunchers put the probability of 48%; NASA's analysis came in at 38%." - Jeff Jacoby writing in the Boston Globe.

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