Global climate change

137 Years of Global Temperature change in under 1 minute

By Brett Anderson, AccuWeather senior meteorologist
1/27/2017, 2:13:29 PM

NASA has released a short video below showing the change in average annual global temperature departures from 1880 to 2016.

The clear warming trend is unmistakable, especially since the late 20th century.

Last year set another record high for warmest year on record globally. The NASA database goes back to 1880 and is measured against the 1951-1980 average.

The video link below shows the changes in global temperature departures since 1880 from the NOAA database, which is measured against the 20th century average.

NOAA annual global temperature departure change from 1880-2016

JMA also confirms that 2016 was the warmest year on record globally

The Japanese Meteorological Agency also released their annual global temperature data, which goes back to 1890.

As you can see, 2016 ended up the warmest on record. The temperature anomalies are lower in the JMA database compared to the U.S. because the JMA measures their temperatures against the warmer 1981-2010 period.

HadCRUT4 (UK) global temperature anomalies from 1850 through December 2016.

What does Berkeley Earth have to say about 2016?

The folks at Berkeley Earth have also proclaimed that 2016 was the warmest year on record in their database.

The global warming “pause,” which Berkeley Earth had always stressed was not statistically significant, now appears clearly to have been a temporary fluctuation. according to the Berkeley Earth blog.

Key excerpts from the Berkeley Earth blog..........

Robert Rohde, Lead Scientist with Berkeley Earth, said “The record temperature in 2016 appears to come from a strong El Nino imposed on top of a long-term global warming trend that continues unabated.”

Richard Muller, Scientific Director of Berkeley Earth, said: “We project that continued global warming will lead us to an average temperature not yet experienced by civilization. It would be wise to slow or halt this rise. The most effective and economic approach would be to encourage nuclear power, substitution of natural gas for future coal plants and continued improvement of energy efficiency.”

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