The Warming World In 26 Terrifying Seconds

Published: Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012

NASA created this video using temperature records from 1880 to 2011. It shows you the warming of the world in just 26 terrifying seconds. Blue areas indicate temperatures that are lower than the baseline average between 1951 and 1980 while yellow, orange and red areas indicate temperatures above the average.

The video shows temperatures only through 2011, which was the ninth warmest year on record at the time. 2012 is on pace to be just as warm if not warmer. NOAA announced Monday that, in the US, the summer months were the third hottest on record.

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