Five-Year Average Global Temperature Anomalies from 1881 to 2006

Because of a rapid warming trend over the past 30 years, the Earth is now reaching and passing through the warmest levels seen in the last 12,000 years. This color-coded map shows a progression of changing global surface temperatures from 1881 to 2006, the warmest ranked year on record.

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Visualization Credits

Alex Kekesi (GST): Lead Animator
Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC): Animator
James Hansen Ph.D. (NASA/GSFC GISS): Scientist
Makiko Sato Ph.D. (NASA/GSFC GISS): Scientist
Reto A. Ruedy Ph.D. (NASA/GSFC GISS): Scientist
Ken Lo Ph.D. (NASA/GSFC GISS): Scientist
David Lea Ph.D. (University of California, Santa Barbara): Scientist
Martin Medina-Elizade (University of California, Santa Barbara): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio Data provided by Robert B. Schmunk (NASA/GSFC GISS)

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Data Used:
GISS Surface Temperature Analysis (GISTEMP)/GISTEMP 1880 - 2006

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Global Temperature Anomalies

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