Global temperatures for 2022 ranked fifth warmest on record, NASA says. This continues a warming trend, the agency adds.
The average global surface temperature in 2022 tied with 2015 as the fifth warmest on record.
Global temperatures in 2022 were 1.6 degrees Fahrenheit (0.89 degrees Celsius) above NASA’s average for the baseline period of 1951–1980, according to scientists from NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS).
The last nine consecutive years were the warmest consecutive nine on record.
Earth in 2022 was about 2 degrees Fahrenheit (or about 1.11 degrees Celsius) warmer than the late 19th century average.
Human-caused greenhouse gas emissions saw an uptick in 2022, following a short-lived dip in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
NASA scientists, along with international scientists, determined carbon dioxide emissions to be the highest on record in 2022.