Aug. 2, 2004: At Mid-Point, 2004 Is Third-Hottest Year On Record
If the average global temperature holds steady through the end of the year, 2004 will be the fourth-warmest year on record, according to NOAA data. The years 2002 and 2003 tied as the second-warmest on record, at 1.01 degrees F above the long-term average. The hottest year on record was 1998, at 1.13 degrees F above the long-term average.
Publication date: 08/02/2004