WMO statement on the status of the global climate in 2014

This 2014 edition of WMO’s internationally recognized series provides an overview of the key climate events of the year and an in-depth analysis of regional trends as part of a WMO drive to provide more information at regional and national levels to support adaptation to climate variability and change. 

This Statement draws on data provided by leading global and regional climate centres and research institutes as well as National Meteorological and Hydrological Services. It is published in the six official WMO languages in order to reach a broader audience. 

Although by a very small margin, 2014 was nominally the warmest year on record, and a continuation of the warming trend over the past few decades, with 14 of the 15 hottest years on record occurring this century. The WMO Statement on the Status of the Global Climate in 2014 reports that global-average sea-surface temperatures for 2014 were warmer than for any previous year on record. 

This Statement also highlights extremes that occurred in 2014 at the national and regional levels – for example, an unusually warm weather in Europe, severe flooding and flash floods in many countries, particularly in the Balkans, South Asia, and parts of Africa and South and Central America, and an absence of El Niño, typically associated with elevated global temperatures which poses important scientific questions demanding further research.

World Meteorological Organization (WMO), 2015

WMO statement on the status of the global climate in 2014
https://www.wmo.int/media/sites/default/files/1152_en.pdf

Are you sure you want to delete this "resource"?
This item will be deleted immediately. You cannot undo this action.

Related Resources

Report
16 Jan 2019
This report published by the UNISDR gives an excellent analysis of economic lossess due to disasters. Between 1998 and 2017 climate-related and geophysical disasters killed 1.3 million people and left a further 4.4 billion injured, homeless, displace...
Tags: Report, Recovery, Resilience
Report
09 Apr 2019
CAP Implementation Workshops provide a forum for implementors of CAP and associated organizations to discuss how best to expand adoption of the CAP standard and to share practices among users of the standard. There is no charge to participate and any...
Tags: Report, Early Warning Systems
Report, Research
21 Oct 2020
The degradation of the humanitarian situation in Syria has caused over 2.1 million people fleeing to neighboring countries. The number of registered Syrian citizens who have found temporary shelter in Turkey has surpassed half a million people. Of th...
Tags: Report, Research, Shelter