2018 the fourth hottest year on record

2:02 PM ET Wed, 6 Feb 2019

2018 was the fourth hottest year since record-keeping began in 1880. That’s according to both NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Global temperatures were 1.42 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average, according to NOAA. And NASA reported global temperatures were 1.5 degrees above the 1951 to 1980 mean.