Global Temperature Report for 2022

2022 was nominally the fifth warmest year since record keeping began in 1850, as La Niña as kept temperatures a bit cooler. 28 countries, including most of Western Europe, New Zealand, and China set new record high annual averages.

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Press Release: 2021 Was Warmest Year on Record for 1.8 Billion People

BERKELEY, CA — Berkeley Earth today released its annual report on global mean temperature, concluding that while 2021 was significantly colder than 2020, it was nominally the sixth warmest year on Earth since 1850, 1.2 degrees Celsius (2.2F) above the 1850 to 1900 average. Given the uncertainties associated with temperature measurements, the years 2015, 2018, […]

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Global Temperature Report for 2020

Berkeley Earth, a California-based non-profit research organization, has been preparing independent analyses of global mean temperature changes since 2013. The following is our report on global mean temperature during 2020. We conclude that 2020 was nominally the second warmest year on Earth since 1850. Our estimate of the global mean temperature in 2020 was slightly […]

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August 2023 Temperature Update

Globally, August 2023 was the warmest August since record-keeping began in 1850, breaking the previous record by a large margin. El Niño is underway and strengthening, and 2023 is virtually certain to become a record warm year.

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