This map shows the difference in land and ocean temperatures with respect to global averages over 2013.
This map shows the difference in land and ocean temperatures with respect to global averages over 2013. Graphic courtesy of NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Ashville, NC
This map shows the difference in land and ocean temperatures with respect to global averages over 2013. Graphic courtesy of NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Ashville, NC

The 2013 Climate Summary: an exercise in averages

February 18, 2014 4:12 PM

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