This January was the fourth warmest ever
February 22 , 2014
People living in the Eastern US may find this hard to believe but this was the fourth-warmest January in the history of the planet.
Moreover, merging ocean and land surface temperatures revealed that this January was the third-warmest since 1880.
The East Coast was definitely one of the coldest areas on Earth but things weren't bad elsewhere. The US provides a limited picture considering that it only makes up two percent of the world's surface. China, Africa, Europe and Australia have enjoyed a balmy weather.