The year 2016 was the hottest on record for the third time in a row.
Antti Lipponen, a climate researcher at the Finish Meteorological Institute collected data on the Earth’s temperature using information gathered by NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies’ Surface Temperature Analysis (GISTEMP).
Then, he created a graphic which showed year-on-year temperature abnormalities in different countries.
At first, the graphic is blue and the spikes short, however as the years go by, more and more countries experience hotter-than-normal temperatures.
This is indicated by the longer, red spikes.
The following graphic outlines, in stark clarity, how much temperatures across the world have risen:
Lipponen added July 2017's temperatures afterwards and, in line with the trend he outlined in the graphic, July was the warmest month on record so far.
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