A new animation from NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) depicts the rise in global temperatures between 1950 and 2013 – using compiled data collected from over 1,000 meteorological stations from around the globe.
It highlights the rise in global temperatures in recent decades, as new research from NASA scientists shows 2013 tied with 2009 and 2006 for the seventh warmest year since 1880.
With the exception of 1998, the 10 warmest years in the 134-year record have all occurred since 2000, with 2010 and 2005 ranking the warmest, say the scientists.
The latest figures show a continuing long-term trend of rising global temperatures.
Research released last week from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) put 2013 in line with 2003 as the fourth warmest year since records begun in 1880.
NASA’s GISS analyses global surface temperature on an on-going basis. It’s latest report shows the average temperature in 2013 was 14.6°C – 0.6°C warmer than the mid-20th century baseline.
The average global temperature has risen about 0.8°C since 1880, according to the new analysis.