Does El Niño plus global warming equal global temperature records in 2014 and 2015?

An El Nino weather pattern appears increasingly likely this year. It could make 2014 the hottest year on record.

An El Niño appears increasingly likely this year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology (BOM). If it starts relatively quickly, then 2014 could well be the hottest year on record, but if it is a strong El Niño, as many currently expect, then 2015 would likely break all previous global records.

The BOM’s biweekly ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation) Wrap-Up begins:

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