Climate Change & Global Warming

(animation) Decades ago, the majority of the Arctic's winter ice pack was made up of thick, perennial ice. Today, very old ice is extremely rare.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

  • (animation) Decades ago, the majority of the Arctic's winter ice pack was made up of thick, perennial ice. Today, very old ice is extremely rare.

  • Observations of global temperature going back to 1880 reveal that our planet's temperature is rising. This animation shows maps of yearly temperature compared to the 1981-2010 average from the start of the historical record through 2014--the wamrest year on record. Each year's map is synced with a graph showing the evolution of our planet's temperature as compared to the 20th-century average.

  • Earth’s surface temperature in 2014 was the warmest on record. Five months set new records for warmth, and a sixth tied for record warmest.