Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 11:22AM
Drew Wolfe

2017 Among Warmest Years On Record

"2017 was among the warmest years on record, according to new data released by NASA and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration."

"The planet's global surface temperature last year was second warmest since 1880, NASA says. NOAA calls it the third warmest year on record, due to slight variation in the ways that they analyze temperatures."

"'Both analyses show that the five warmest years on record have all taken place since 2010,' NASA said in a press release."

"The trend is seen most dramatically in the Arctic, NASA says, as sea ice continues to melt."

"Despite colder than average temperatures in any one part of the world, temperatures over the planet as a whole continue the rapid warming trend we've seen over the last 40 years," said Gavin Schmidt, the director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies.

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