2021 sixth hottest year on record, last 8 years the warmest, says NASA

Business Standard | Jan 14, 2022 at 1:00 AM
  • Earth’s global average surface temperature in 2021 tied 2018 as the sixth warmest year on record, and the past eight years are the warmest.
  • Continuing the planet’s long-term warming trend, Global temperatures in 2021 were 0.85 degrees Celsius above the average for NASA’s baseline period.
  • Understanding how the planet is changing — and how rapidly that change occurs is crucial for humanity to prepare for and adapt to a warmer world.