NASA, NOAA 2018 Report Shows Global Surface Temperature Ranks Behind 2017, 2016 and 2015
By NASA // February 6, 2019
fourth warmest year since 1880
(NASA) – Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2018 were the fourth warmest since 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Global temperatures in 2018 were 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit (0.83 degrees Celsius) warmer than the 1951 to 1980 mean, according to scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York.
Globally, 2018’s temperatures rank behind those of 2016, 2017 and 2015.
Since the 1880s, the average global surface temperature has risen about 2 degrees Fahrenheit (1 degree Celsius).
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