Watch six decades of global warming in 15 seconds
NASA says the planet is getting warmer -- and a new video shows us what the trend looks like over time.
A study released on Tuesday from NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies found that 2013 tied with 2009 and 2006 as the seventh-warmest year since 1880.
Last year’s average global temperature was 1.1 degrees Fahrenheit above the mid-20th century base line. The overall rise in global temperature since 1880 is 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit, the study says.
Meanwhile, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says 2013 wasn’t the seventh hottest -- it was the fourth hottest year on record, tying with 2003.
To demonstrate the temperature uptick, NASA released a time-lapse visualization that shows the Earth warming from 1950 through 2013. More than 60 years are covered in 15 seconds, as a mostly blue representation of the planet turns to a mostly orange one. Watch it above.
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