The reality of global warming over 100 years

The reality of global warming over 100 years

Data showing spikes in hot and cold temperatures since the start of the last century show how the planet is warming up.

Antti Lipponen, a researcher at the Finnish Meteorological Institute, has compiled weather statistics between 1900 and 2016 and turned them into a 35-second video.

The results back up what climate scientists have been saying for decades — the planet is warming up:

Lipponen used data from NASA to show how spikes in high temperatures have really gathered pace in the last 30 years.

By 2016, the majority of countries across the planet were experiencing average annual temperatures at least 2°C warmer than the data’s baseline average temperatures, recorded between 1951 and 1980.

(Antti Lipponen, Finnish Meteorological Institute)

(Antti Lipponen, Finnish Meteorological Institute)

Source: World Economic Forum

Date: September 2017

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