2021 in Review: Global Temperature Rankings

Thursday, January 13, 2022
  • NASA and NOAA’s year-end temperature data indicate that 2021 was 1.98°F (1.10°C) warmer than the beginning of the 20th century.
  • Despite the global cooling effect of the ongoing La Niña, this year still ranked as the 6th hottest year on record according to NASA and NOAA.
  • Ed Hawkins has added 2021 to the famous warming stripes—a visual representation of the human-caused rise in global temperatures since 1850.

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