20 January 2022
Now that 2021’s global temperature data has been finalized we know the score.
2021 is one of the seven warmest years on record. The warmest seven years have all been since 2015, with 2016, 2019 and 2020 constituting the top three.— 2021 One of Seven Warmest Years on Record, wmo data shows
Here are the Top 10, all within very recent memory.
If you’ve lived in the northern hemisphere for the last 50 years, things have changed dramatically in your lifetime.
But a static map doesn’t tell the story. In NASA’s Global Temperature Anomalies from 1880 to 2021 watch how the temperature changes for your home area since 1880.
Warmest ever. Yet again.
(photo, table and map from Wikimedia Commons, animation from NASA Scientific Visualization Studio; click on the captions to see the originals)