133 years of thermal anomalies in halfminute animation

Goddard Space Flight Center has prepared an animation presenting changes in the temperature anomalies on the surface of the Earth in the years 1880 – 2013. Higher than normal temperatures are marked with red (+2 degrees Celsius), lower blue (-2 degrees), and white color indicates no change.

Visualization is intended to illustrate the process of progressing global warming. As the NASA researchers write, apart from the exceptional 1998, all ten warmest years of the 133-year period occurred after 2000. At the top of the list is still the hottest 2010, followed by 2005. Last year, 2013 was on this list in seventh place.

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