Earth  ID: 12133

Annual Global Temperature, 1880-2015

Earth's 2015 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880, continuing a long-term warming trend. Most of the warming occurred in the past 35 years, with 15 of the 16 warmest years on record occurring since 2001. Last year was the first time the global average temperatures were more than 1 degree Celsius above the 1880-1899 average, a change largely driven by increased carbon dioxide and other human-made emissions into the atmosphere.  

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Keywords:
DLESE >> Atmospheric science
SVS >> Global Warming
SVS >> HDTV
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Temperature >> Temperature Anomalies
SVS >> Global Temperature
NASA Science >> Earth

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0