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The warmest decade on record

2018 global temperature data: higher than average (1951–1980) temperatures are shown in red, lower than normal temperatures are in blue. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory. “The decade that just ended is clearly the warmest decade on record.” That’s NASA and NOAA’s analysis of global temperatures. GISS Director Gavin Schmidt added, “Every decade since the 1960s clearly has been warmer than the one before.” NASA’s temperature analyses incorporate surface temperature measurements