Planet Earth is Hot Stuff

The headlines keep repeating themselves, like Bill Murray’s GROUNDHOG DAY movie, except this isn’t funny.

“Despite a La Niña weather pattern in the Pacific Ocean, which tends to cool the planet, 2021 was roughly tied for sixth-hottest year ever observed, scientists say. All of the seven hottest years on record have happened in the last seven years. The new global temperature data sets, which come from three of the world’s top climate research institutions, are packed with alarming signs of a world in crisis.”

SARAH KAPLAN AND JOHN MUYSKENS / THE WASHINGTON POST / JANUARY 13, 2022
These slides from the Climate Reality Project further illustrate the progression:
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