2020 was the Warmest Year on Record

NASA analysis shows that officially 2020 was the warmest year on record, effectively tying 2016, the previous record.

These are the latest on Global Warming:

Temperatures are increasing due to human activities, specifically emissions of greenhouse gases, like carbon dioxide and methane.

Overall, Earth’s average temperature has risen more than 2 degrees Fahrenheit since the 1880s.

Continuing the planet’s long-term warming trend, the year’s globally averaged temperature was 1.84 degrees Fahrenheit (1.02 degrees Celsius) warmer than the baseline 1951-1980 mean, according to scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York. 2020 edged out 2016 by a very small amount, within the margin of error of the analysis, making the years effectively tied for the warmest year on record.

GISS Director Gavin Schmidt, said:

“The last seven years have been the warmest seven years on record, typifying the ongoing and dramatic warming trend. Whether one year is a record or not is not really that important – the important things are long-term trends. With these trends, and as the human impact on the climate increases, we have to expect that records will continue to be broken.”

source NASA