Last year was one of the hottest on our planet: the average surface temperature in 2022 was in fifth place compared to 2015. A report by a team of scientists from NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York — the space agency’s lead center for climate modeling — shows that global temperatures in 2022 were 1.6 degrees Fahrenheit above the average for the space agency’s base period. (1951). -1980).
Data dating back to 1880 shows that the last nine years have been the warmest, meaning that the Earth in 2022 was about 2 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the average at the end of the 19th century. The data is consistent with findings from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, also released Thursday in a separate independent study, that 2022 will be the sixth warmest year on record since 1880. In a NASA press release, space agency administrator Bill Nelson called the long-term warming trend “worrisome.”