Earth's long-term warming trend, showing how the planet's temperatures are changing over time, compared to a baseline average from 1951 to 1980. Image: NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio/Kathryn Mersmann
2018 fourth warmest year in continued warming trend - climate short science news

Earth’s global temperature in 2018 was the fourth warmest since 1880, according to NASA and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Global temperatures were 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit (0.83 degrees Celcius) higher than the 1951-1980 mean. The past five years were collectively the warmest in the modern temperature record.

Temperatures are being measured across 6,300 weather stations worldwide, and together they clearly show that the warming trend continues, although some regional differences due to local weather dynamics exist.

Read the full story: NASA

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