An article by Sydney Brownstone, Co.Exist.
Perspective, they say, is everything. Donald Trump may not believe in climate change because it’s cold during North American winters, but last week, NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) released a compelling report to the contrary, based on a 60-year temperature analysis from 1,000 meteorological stations from around the globe. The scientists found that 2013 was one of the warmest years on record, “continuing a long-term trend of rising global temperatures” driven by man-made emissions.
NASA scientists also made a visualization that illustrated the more disturbing developments in climate change in recent years. Other than the year 1998, the 10 warmest years in more than a century all took place in the new millennium. As you can see below, the changing colors reflect the overall change in temperature.
“Long-term trends in surface temperatures are unusual and 2013 adds to the evidence for ongoing climate change,” GISS climatologist Gavin Schmidt said in a press release. “While one year or one season can be affected by random weather events, this analysis shows the necessity for continued, long-term monitoring.”
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