(via Climate Central)
From our friends at NASA comes this amazing 13-second animation that depicts how temperatures around the globe have warmed since 1950. You’ll note an acceleration of the temperature trend in the late 1970s as greenhouse gas emissions from energy production increased worldwide and clean air laws reduced emissions of pollutants that had a cooling effect on the climate, and thus were masking some of the global warming signal.
The data come from NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York (GISS), which monitors global surface temperatures. As NASA notes, “All 10 of the warmest years in the GISS analysis have occurred since 1998, continuing a trend of temperatures well above the mid-20th century average.”
2 thoughts on “Watch 62 Years of Global Warming in 13 Seconds”
Sorry that fell on the wrong subject ! Please delete (being off topic,) but thanks for seeing it and commenting else where if warranted…
Dennis, if you don’t mind I’ll write an article response. It ties into some of my work with rbutr and our ability to aid fact-checking.