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2014 officially the hottest year on record

Climate experts at the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have confirmed that 2014 had the highest global temperatures on record.

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10 hottest years in over a century have been since 1998

Data released by the National climatic data centre has shown that the top 10 hottest years in more than 130 years have all been since 1998.

A table released by climate experts, on the day that 2014 was officially named as the hottest year on record, shows the full break down:

Top 10 warmest years from 1880 to 2014 Credit: National climatic data centre

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