130 Years of Earth Surface Temperatures

Earth scientists collected temperature records from over 1000 weather stations around the globe since 1880, and combined them with modern satellite data. This movie by the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) shows 130 years of planet-wide temperature changes relative to the local average temperatures in the mid-1900s. On average, the display demonstrates that the temperature on Earth has increased by nearly one degree Celsius over the past 130 years, and many of the warmest years on record have occurred only recently.