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10 year global temperature compared to 1961-1990 average for locations around the world

Over the past decade, global temperatures have undergone substantial changes when compared to the 1961-1990 average. The Earth's climate has exhibited a discernible warming trend, with many locations worldwide experiencing temperature deviations from the historical baseline.

These variations in temperature patterns are indicative of the broader impact of climate change. Scientific analyses and reports consistently highlight the increasing global temperatures and associated climatic shifts. Many regions have witnessed temperatures surpassing the averages recorded during the 1961-1990 period, signaling a noteworthy departure from historical norms.

These temperature anomalies have manifested in diverse ways across different geographical locations. Some regions have encountered more frequent and intense heatwaves, contributing to challenges such as droughts, water scarcity, and adverse impacts on ecosystems. Concurrently, other areas have experienced alterations in precipitation patterns, leading to shifts in weather extremes, including more intense storms and altered seasonal behaviors.

Visualiztion below shows mean annual temperature around the world, °ะก

The animation below shows the evolving distribution of 12-month average temperature anomalies across the surface the Earth from 1850 to present. Anomalies are measured with respect to 1951 to 1980 averages. The red vertical line shows the global mean, and matches the red trace in the upper-left corner. The data is from Berkeley Earth and the animation was prepared with Matlab.

The consequences of these temperature changes extend beyond meteorological considerations. They have far-reaching implications for ecosystems, agriculture, sea levels, and human societies. Rising temperatures contribute to the ongoing debate and urgency surrounding climate action, as nations grapple with mitigating the effects of climate change and adapting to the evolving environmental conditions.

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