Watch 131 Years of Global Warming in 26 Seconds | Climate Central
While temperatures have been blistering this summer, this video takes the longer historical view. It comes to us from our friends at NASA and is an amazing 26-second animation depicting how temperatures around the globe have warmed since 1880. That year is what scientists call the beginning of the “modern record.” You’ll note an acceleration of those temperatures in the late 1970s as greenhouse gas emissions from energy production increased worldwide and clean air laws reduced emissions of pollutants that had a cooling effect on the climate, and thus were masking some of the global warming signal. The data come from NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, which monitors global surface temperatures. As NASA notes, “in this animation, reds indicate temperatures higher than the average during a baseline period of 1951-1980, while blues indicate lower temperatures than the baseline average.” 

Watch 131 Years of Global Warming in 26 Seconds | Climate Central

While temperatures have been blistering this summer, this video takes the longer historical view. It comes to us from our friends at NASA and is an amazing 26-second animation depicting how temperatures around the globe have warmed since 1880. That year is what scientists call the beginning of the “modern record.” You’ll note an acceleration of those temperatures in the late 1970s as greenhouse gas emissions from energy production increased worldwide and clean air laws reduced emissions of pollutants that had a cooling effect on the climate, and thus were masking some of the global warming signal. The data come from NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, which monitors global surface temperatures. As NASA notes, “in this animation, reds indicate temperatures higher than the average during a baseline period of 1951-1980, while blues indicate lower temperatures than the baseline average.” 

Notes

  1. naranight20 reblogged this from thescienceofreality
  2. hardtoconc3ntrate reblogged this from thescienceofreality
  3. vanesa reblogged this from smarterplanet
  4. glowkind reblogged this from ytisonimul
  5. quantummirage reblogged this from thescienceofreality
  6. etheleato reblogged this from thescienceofreality
  7. disloignedmoundbird reblogged this from thescienceofreality
  8. kammartinez reblogged this from thescienceofreality
  9. semantyx reblogged this from thescienceofreality
  10. infernal-feline reblogged this from thescienceofreality
  11. pushtheheart reblogged this from thescienceofreality
  12. astronautjoanna reblogged this from thescienceofreality
  13. clubdenni reblogged this from thescienceofreality
  14. arliss reblogged this from ytisonimul
  15. indiansupremacist reblogged this from thescienceofreality
  16. ktclr reblogged this from thescienceofreality
  17. xxnibinonekoxx reblogged this from thescienceofreality
  18. mresundance reblogged this from ytisonimul
  19. odderthanyou reblogged this from thescienceofreality
  20. bibilandia reblogged this from thescienceofreality
  21. kaapvaal reblogged this from thescienceofreality
  22. the-electric-boogaloo reblogged this from thescienceofreality
  23. ytisonimul reblogged this from thescienceofreality

Recent comments

Blog comments powered by Disqus