Science & Climate Change

Where does the scientific data confirming Climate Change and Global Warming come from?

NASA’S Goddard Institute for Space Studies

The decade from 2000 to 2009 was the warmest in the modern record. “Piecing Together the Temperature Puzzle” illustrates how NASA satellites enable us to study possible causes of climate change. The video explains what role fluctuations in the solar cycle, changes in snow and cloud cover, and rising levels of heat-trapping gases may play in contributing to climate change.

Each year, scientists at NASA’S Goddard Institute for Space Studies analyze global temperature data. The past year, 2009, tied as the second warmest year since global instrumental temperature records began 130 years ago. Worldwide, the mean temperature was 0.57°C (1.03°F) warmer than the 1951-1980 base period. And January 2000 to December 2009 came out as the warmest decade on record.

Take a look below at NASA’s collection of videos, articles and imagery designed to help tell the story of our warming world.

Our warmest decade! NASA scientists unveil their latest findings on our warming world: 2009 is tied as the second warmest year since modern record keeping began, and 2000-2009 is the hottest decade ever:

Just 5 questions! On the record….about the temperature record. NASA climatologist Gavin Schmidt talks about the Earth’s surface temperature record and the data behind it:

Sea change! The world’s oceans are a mighty force. Their natural rhythms can sometimes hide global warming and sometimes accentuate it. NASA scientists say that ocean effects currently at play could well help make 2010 the warmest year ever:

Do local bouts of cold weather mean global warming is over? No. Read more to learn why cold snaps + global warming do add up:

To read more articles, watch more videos, check interactive graphics and visualizations, you can go here:

Credit for this video: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

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