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.

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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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