Watch 62 Years of Global Warming in 13 Seconds
- Published: January 18th, 2013 1306 474 779 28
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The acceleration of the temperature trend in the late 1970s can be noted as the greenhouse gas emissions from energy production increased worldwide. At the same time, clean air laws reduced emissions of pollutants, producing a cooling effect on the climate but only serving to mask the warming signals around the globe.
NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York (GISS) provided the data. NASA states, “All 10 of the warmest years in the GISS analysis have occurred since 1998, continuing a trend of temperatures well above the mid-20th century average."