The Global Average Temperature of Earth is Increasing

by Duane Nichols on August 25, 2017

Earth' Global Temperature vs. Time (years)

Global Temperature Reported by NASA

0.99 °C

This graph illustrates the change in global surface temperature relative to 1951-1980 average temperatures. Sixteen of the 17 warmest years in the 136-year record all have occurred since 2001, with the exception of 1998. The year 2016 ranks as the warmest on record. (Source: NASA/GISS). This research is broadly consistent with similar constructions prepared by the Climatic Research Unit and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The time series below shows the five-year average variation of global surface temperatures. Dark blue indicates areas cooler than average. Dark red indicates areas warmer than average.

Global Temperature Display for 1884

Global Temperature Display for 2016

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