The seasonal anomaly of the global average surface temperature in Spring (March to May) 2014 (i.e. the average of the near-surface air temperature over land and the SST) was +0.28°C above the 1981-2010 average (+0.69°C above the 20th century average), and was the warmest since 1891. On a longer time scale, global average surface temperatures have risen at a rate of about 0.75°C per century.
1st. 2014(+0.28°C), 2nd. 2010(+0.26°C), 3rd. 1998(+0.25°C), 4th. 2002(+0.18°C), 5th. 2005(+0.17°C)