Annual global temperature change

The annual global surface temperature anomalies relative to a 1961-1990 reference period as historically measured over time since the year 1850 based on the UK Met Office HadCRUT5.0 dataset (Morice et al.). The graph illustrates the rise in average temperatures and climate change.

  • Creator: Fabio Crameri
  • This version: 21.09.2021
  • License: Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)
  • Specific citation: This graphic by Fabio Crameri is available via the open-access s-Ink repository.
  • Related reference: Morice, C.P., J.J. Kennedy, N.A. Rayner, J.P. Winn, E. Hogan, R.E. Killick, R.J.H. Dunn, T.J. Osborn, P.D. Jones and I.R. Simpson (in press) An updated assessment of near-surface temperature change from 1850: the HadCRUT5 dataset. Journal of Geophysical Research (Atmospheres) doi:10.1029/2019JD032361
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  • Colour-vision deficiency friendly
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