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How much does El Niño affect global temperature

sunset over tokyo, japan
Sunset over Tokyo, Japan (CC0).

Every day, thousands of measurements are taken across the world by weather stations, ships, satellites, floating buoys and weather balloons. Scientists combine these different data sources together to take the Earth’s temperature and see how it is changing over time

January 20, 2017 — The graph below shows the average temperature of the Earth’s surface since 1951, as measured by the US National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA). Continue reading How much does El Niño affect global temperature

Scientists confirm multiple climate records broken in 2015

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Lijiang Sunrise in Guilin China. Photo: shunjian123/iStock/Getty Images.

Last year saw records in the Earth’s climate system continue to tumble, says the latest State of the Climate report from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

August 2, 2016 — The 300-page report, now in its 26th year, is an annual assessment of the world’s climate, scrutinising the Earth’s land, oceans, ice and atmosphere. It is compiled by more than 450 scientists from 62 countries.  Continue reading Scientists confirm multiple climate records broken in 2015