2017 was the Second Hottest Year on record

2017 was the Second Hottest Year on record

January 22, 2018

2017 was the Second Hottest Year on record

Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2017 ranked as the second warmest since 1880.

Continuing the planet’s long-term warming trend, according to an analysis by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), globally averaged temperatures in 2017 were 0.90 degrees Celsius (1.62 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer than the 1951 to 1980 mean. That is second only to global temperatures in 2016.



2017 was the Second Hottest Year on record

In a separate, independent analysis, scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) concluded that 2017 was the third-warmest year in their record. The minor difference in rankings is due to slightly different methods used by the two agencies to analyze global temperatures. The long-term records of the two agencies remain in strong agreement, and both analyses show that the five warmest years on record have all taken place since 2010.

source earthobservatory

 

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