"2015 was the first year that global annual average surface temperatures reached 1.0 °C above pre-industrial levels and the following three years have all remained close to this level", Adam Scaife, head of Long-Range Prediction at the Met Office, said Wednesday in a news release.
The lines plotted on this graph show yearly temperature anomalies from 1880 to 2018, compared to the 1951-1980 global average, as recorded by NASA, NOAA, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the Berkeley Earth group, and the UK Met Office.
"2018 is yet again an extremely warm year on top of a long-term global warming trend", said GISS Director Gavin Schmidt.
Weather dynamics mean warming affects regions in different ways. "You do tend to see some bouncing up and down superimposed upon a long-term trend", Deke Arndt, who leads global monitoring at NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information, said during the news conference.
"The five warmest years have, in fact, been the last five years".
Enquine flu outbreak forces British racing to be cancelled
Horses remain infectious for about a week. 'Losing something as huge as the Cheltenham Festival has a huge impact on the sport. It also means that the seven races at Newbury, including the Betfair Hurdle and the Denman Chase, have had to be cancelled.
Thai princess to run for PM -- against junta chief
She will go up against the country's current prime minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha who also announced that he would be running today. Born in 1951, she studied mathematics and biochemistry before earning a master's degree in public health, all in the US.
BTS could perform at the Grammys
That means their achievement came in eligibility for the 2018 ceremony - putting them out of the running for the 2019 awards. Some other female artists performing include Brandi Carlile, H.E.R, Camila Cabello , Janelle Monae, and Cardi B .
Increasing temperatures can also contribute to longer fire seasons and some extreme weather events, according to Schmidt.
As parts of the mid-western United States were gripped by a "polar vortex" last week that saw temperatures plunge to lows of -64 degrees Fahrenheit (-53C), US President Donald Trump suggested that the cold weather front cast doubt over the veracity of climate change data.
Scientists found that the Arctic has experienced the most warming, contributing to global sea level rise. Mass loss from the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets combined to add to sea level rise.
The warming is driven largely by the continued emission of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere by human activity, such as manufacturing, coal-fired power plant emissions, and deforestation.
NASA's global temperature analyses use surface temperature recordings from 6,300 weather stations around the world, incorporating ship- and buoy-based measurements of ocean surface temperatures as well as measurements of surface temperatures from Antarctic research outposts.
For the first time, we now know the average number of daily users found on Twitter during a three month period of time. Twitter dropped once again in monthly active users, from 326 million in Q3 to 321 million in Q4.
Nick Foles' situation with the Philadelphia Eagles will be one of the most-fascinating storylines of the NFL's 2019 offseason. For the second consecutive season Foles replaced an injured Carson Wentz and led the Eagles into the playoffs.
After 10 seasons in Cincinnati , he joined the Baltimore Orioles , and won a World Series in his first season in Baltimore. Robinson remained with the Indians until 1977, then managed the San Francisco Giants and Orioles.
France and Italy are founding members of the European Union and their unusual dispute is worrying other European Union members. Griveaux said that the visit violated "the most elementary diplomacy" because it was unannounced.
He was detained upon his arrival in Bangkok in November while on a holiday at the request of Bahrain relayed through Interpol. Football is with you", Foster said. "The actions of the Bahraini Government have put Thailand in a very hard position".
It said his family has been noted with this update and is provided with help from specially-trained family liaison officers. Dorset Police identified the body Thursday night. "What sadness, this is the worst news".
Outside of one game where he recorded a triple-double, Fultz offered nearly nothing to the team during his time with the Sixers. The 20-year-old has been out indefinitely since November 19 while rehabbing from thoracic outlet syndrome .
A hallmark of measles is a rash that begins as flat, red spots on the face and spreads down the neck to the rest of the body. Measles is often brought into the United States by unvaccinated people who become infected in other countries, says the CDC.
It wouldn't be surprising to see one of those "Spider-Man pointing at Spider-Man" memes being used to describe this trade. By comparison, a lot of Pistons fans had already given up on the idea of Johnson making any significant improvement.
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted along party lines Thursday to approve Barr's nomination, sending the pick to the full Senate. Trump, when asked on Thursday about the dispute between Nadler and Whitaker, said of Whitaker: "He's an outstanding person".
India have levelled their Twenty20 series against the Black Caps, setting up a decider at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Sunday. Taylor's 36-ball innings finally came to end when he was run by all-rounder Vijay Shankar on the last ball of the 19th over.
$900m drug bust exposes Mexico-Australia cartel ties
Police arrested six people on Thursday, allegedly involved with the US-based organised syndicate behind the shipment. Authorities are warning that worldwide drug syndicates are stepping up efforts to get their drugs into Australia.
Bob Stoops to be named coach/GM of Dallas XFL team
Back in December, we found the XFL would be coming back and Dallas would be getting a franchise this time. Stoops led the Oklahoma Sooners to an Orange Bowl victory and a national championship in 2000.
Warnings revised as Storm Erik batters parts of UK
Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges are also likely, while heavy rain could see flooding in some parts. Overall, Friday will be a very windy day with strong to gale-force southwesterly winds gradually veering westerly.
Trump to give State of the Union address
Also, GOP legislators are urging the President to back away from his dramatic threat to build a wall via his orders to agencies. A couple of hours later, Ms Abrams became the recipient of a rare honour - a tweet from Donald Trump complimenting a Democrat.
McDowell rolls back the years at Pebble Beach
Nine players were a single shot back on five under, including South Africa's Branden Grace, who played the Pebble Beach course. Graeme McDowell sits three shots off the lead after the opening round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in California.
Jeff Bezos accuses National Enquirer of photo blackmail
Jeff Bezos , a man previously known more for big balls than for BDE , published a rather incredible post today at Medium dot com. Bezos's long-time security consultant to describe photos the Enquirer "obtained during our newsgathering".