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Yearly global temperatures from 1880-2021 compared to the twentieth-century average. Global average surface temperature has risen 0.14 degrees Fahrenheit per decade since 1880. The rate of warming has more than doubled since 1981. Data from NOAA NCEI.

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Trends in average surface temperature from 1990-2021. Overall, land areas warmed faster than oceans. The most extreme warming (darkest red) was in the northern high latitudes, and parts of Eurasia and the Middle East. Data from NOAA NCEI.