Independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2019 were the second warmest since modern record-keeping began in 1880. Globally, 2019 temperatures were second only to those of 2016 and continued the long-term warming trend: the past five years have been the warmest of the last 140 years. Read the full NOAA Report here.

This plot shows yearly temperature anomalies from 1880 to 2019, with respect to the 1951-1980 mean