2014 to be one of the hottest on record

  • The UN World Meteorological Organization says 2014 is on course to be one of, if not the, hottest year on record. 
  • WMO: 'This is largely due to record high global sea surface temperatures, which will very likely remain above normal until the end of the year'. 
  • WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud: 'The provisional information for 2014 means that fourteen of the fifteen warmest years on record have all occurred in the 21st century'.