Global warming

Here you can find the data for global warming for the years 1880 to 2016.
The following graphics and tables show the global warming. For every month from 1880 until 2016 the deviations from the 1951-1980 mean temperatures are displayed.
Units are degrees Celsius.

Data source

The data are from the Goddard Institute for Space Studies of the NASA. The data are compliled on a monthly basis.


The data refer to the land-surface air temperature (without oceans). The data from 6000 weather stations are used. Some adjustments are made, e.g. to minimize nonclimatic factors in urban areas.

Latest data

October 2016 +1.20° Celsius above the average value for October from 1951 - 1980.
October 2016 is therefore the warmest October since 1880 (Beginning of the global temperature records).

Year 2016 +1.27° Celsius above the average value from 1951 - 1980 from January to October.
Year 2016 (January to October) is therefore the warmest year since 1880 (Beginning of the global temperature records).

Data as heatmap

+ GISTEMP Team, 2016: GISS Surface Temperature Analysis (GISTEMP). NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Dataset accessed 2016-12-01 at
+ Hansen, J., R. Ruedy, M. Sato, and K. Lo, 2010: Global surface temperature change, Rev. Geophys., 48, RG4004, doi:10.1029/2010RG000345.