62 years of climate change, in 13 seconds.
NASA has released this amazing 13-second video that shows how climate change has affected temperatures around the globe have warmed since 1950.
- Notice the acceleration of the temperatures in the late 1970s, most likely the result of greenhouse gas emissions from energy production
- Increased clean air laws reduced emissions of pollutants that had a cooling effect on the climate, and thus were masking some of the global warming signal
- All 10 of the warmest years have occurred since 1998, continuing a trend of temperatures well above the mid-20th century average according to the analysis from Goddard Institute for Space Studies