Was 2014 the warmest ever year?

Written by John Kennedy on . Posted in Environment & Nature

The question of whether 2014 was or wasn’t the warmest year has recently exercised the minds of many. The answer, of course, is… no. At some point in the past, the Earth was a glob of molten rock pummelled by other rocks travelling at the kind of speeds that made Einstein famous, dinosaurs late and a very, very, very loud bang. There have also been periods, more hospitable to life (of various kinds), where global temperatures were in excess of what they are today.


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