NOAA State of the Climate report shows highest-ever average surface temperatures
February 29, 2016
During 2015, the average temperature across global land and ocean surfaces was 1.62°F (0.90°C) above the 20th century average. This was the highest among all 136 years in the 1880-2015 record, surpassing the previous record set last year by 0.29°F (0.16°C) and marking the fourth time a global temperature record has been set this century.
Most HVAC contractors selling, installing, and maintaining furnaces are hopeful that this winter will be a lot cooler than last year’s. However, as meteorologists forecast dipping seasonal temperatures, energy experts are projecting rising costs.