In a new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA), it is declared that 2022 was the sixth warmest year on
record (since 1880), as planet Earth continued its worrying warming trend. According
to research conducted by NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information,
regular land and ocean surface temperature of Earth in 2022 was recorded at 0.86
degrees Celsius (1.55 degrees Fahrenheit) above the 20th-century average of
13.9 degrees Celsius (57.0 degrees Fahrenheit),
The data provided by NOAA reveals that the ten warmest years on record have all occurred since 2010, with the past eight years having been the warmest since 1880, as global mean surface temperatures (land and sea) deviated from 0.82 to 0.99 degrees Celsius from the 20th century average temperature. Keeping in view the fact that January broke several temperature records across Europe, it appears improbable that the planet's hot streak will come to an end in 2023.
As the following infographic shows, there is a clear warming
trend with temperatures in each of the past 46 years surpassing the 20th
century average records. On the other hand, the first 59 years of the observation
period (i.e. 1880-1938) saw global surface temperatures below the 20th century
average of 13.9 degrees Celsius.
Infographic by: statista