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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 07 February 2019



 NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio/Kathryn Mersmann.
NASA: “Earth's long-term warming trend can be seen in this visualization of NASA's global temperature record, which shows how the planet's temperatures are changing over time, compared to a baseline average from 1951 to 1980. The record is shown as a running five-year average.”

Big Version. Good Work Credits to: NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio-Kathryn Mersmann


Trend Line of Continuous Extreme Heating Driving Climate & Weather Changes

2018 was 4th hottest year on record for the globe,
The U.S. experienced 14 billion-dollar weather and climate disasters.
NOAA, February 6, 2019.


NASA report



4th Hottest in 139 Years
“...the globe’s fourth hottest year in NOAA’s 139-year climate record.”

Read 'Em & Weep, Me Buckos
Land & Ocean Temperature Percentiles Jan-Dec 2018
NOAA Land & Ocean Temperature Percentiles Jan-Dec 2018
Credit NOAA Nationa Centers for Environmental Information
NOAA Big Version

Another Way of Looking at It
NASA Graphic
Global heat 2018 compared to 1951-1982 average, NASA graphic.
"The map(s) above depicts global temperature anomalies in 2018. It does not show absolute temperatures; instead, it shows how much warmer or cooler each region of Earth was compared to a baseline average from 1951 to 1980."
Credit NASA, NASA Big Version


Lots of Bad News
Global Averages
“The average global temperature during 2018 was 1.42 degrees F above the 20th-century average. This marks the 42nd consecutive year (since 1977) with an above-average global temperature. Nine of the 10 warmest years have occurred since 2005, with the last five years comprising the five hottest.”

Land & Sea Averages
“The globally averaged sea surface temperature was 1.19 degrees F above average, while the land surface temperature was 2.02 degrees above average, both the fourth highest on record.”

Let's Chart It.
Global Temperature Record
Temp Anomalies 1880 to 2018
NASA Global Temperature Record Temp Anomalies 1880 to 2018, NASA Scientific Visualization Studio, Kathryn Mersmann.
"This line plot shows yearly temperature anomalies from 1880 to 2018, with respect to the 1951-1980 mean, as recorded by NASA, NOAA, the Japan Meteorological Agency, the Berkeley Earth research group, and the Met Office Hadley Centre (UK). Though there are minor variations from year to year, all five temperature records show peaks and valleys in sync with each other. All show rapid warming in the past few decades, and all show the past decade has been the warmest."
Credits: NASA’s Earth Observatory


Another Way of Looking at It

Stack'n 'Em Up

Global Monthly Temperature Anomalies
Global Temperature Anomalies for Every Month Since 1880
Global Monthly Temperature Anomalies for Every Month Since 1880, Credit to NASA’s Global Modeling and Assimilation Office.
"This animation shows the seasonal cycle in global temperature anomalies for every month since 1880. Each line shows how much the global monthly temperature was above or below the global mean from 1980–2015. The column on the right lists each year when a new global temperature record was set."
Credit to NASA, The Global Modeling and Assimilation Office.

Hot Spots
“Much of Europe, New Zealand and parts of the Middle East and Russia had record high land temperatures. Parts of the southern Pacific Ocean and parts of the north and south Atlantic Ocean also tallied record-high sea-surface temperatures.”

2018 Weather Disasters
“In 2018, the U.S. experienced 14 weather and climate disasters, each with losses exceeding $1 billion and all totaling around $91 billion in damages. Both the number of events and their cumulative cost ranked fourth highest since records began in 1980.”

2018 A Hot, WET Year
“Precipitation for the contiguous U.S. averaged 34.63 inches (4.69 inches above average), the third wettest year in the 124-year record.”

Wet Eastern US
“Much-above-average precipitation to record-high precipitation fell across much of the contiguous U.S. east of the Rockies.”

14 Hottest US Average
“The average temperature for the contiguous U.S. was 53.5 degrees F (1.5 degrees above average), making 2018 the 14th warmest year on record. This was the 22nd consecutive warmer-than-average year for the U.S.”










 Brit's Met Office Looks at the Next Five Years of Global Temperatures

Brit Forecast Suggests Earth's Warmest Period on Record is ON DECK




Hottest, Recently

 2018 Sea Surface Temperatures Hottest Ever


2018 WATER YEAR: Another Climate Changing Warmer & Drier Year


The Hottest Summer of 2018: Killing Ourselves and Everything Else


2018: The New Normal Emerges in California, July Hottest Month EVER


Climate Research, 2018: Extreme Heat Expanding with the End of Cold


Eco-Crash News: The Great Northern Hemisphere Heatwave of 2018



Rising Heat Continues: Another "Hottest" Record Set for Summer of 2017




Two New Climate Analysis: Short Term, A New Form of Climate Analysis. Long Term: Crashing Through Tipping Points




Let's check the record of the more distant recent past

Hottest July 2018

Hottest July 2017

Hottest April 2017

Hottest March 2017

Hottest 2016

Hottest 2016

April 2016

March 2016

Hottest 2015

Hottest October, 2015

Hottest 2015

Hottest 2015: July

Hottest 2011: Second Warmest Summer

Hottest March 2010



Drought Never Ended

The Planatary Weather is Melting Down



Ma Nature's Wild Ride is just getting started... So...

Full Speed Ahead! Damn the Tornadoes, Droughts, & Tempests!
We Will Consume Everything!









February 2019 News of Man & Nature




Nature News


Climate Destruction News



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Bear News

Spider Forum

Bird News

Small Mammals

Frogs and Reptiles

Butterfly News


Health and Fitness

Mountain Safety

Mosquito News

Female Trail

High Sierra History


Astro-Phys, Space, & Science News

High Sierra Geology News

Fish, Oceans, & Water News



All High Sierra News





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