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September 2023 Temperature Data Shows Continued Record Warming

Line plots of the monthly global temperature anomaly showing that recent months have experienced record warmth, with September 1983 the largest anomaly yet recorded.

Continuing the temperature trend from this summer, September 2023 was the hottest September on record, according to scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies.

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NASA Announces Summer 2023 Hottest on Record

This map shows monthly temperature anomalies measure from 1880 to August 2023 measured with respect to a the baseline period 1951-1980.

Summer of 2023 was Earth's hottest since global records began in 1880, according to scientists at NASA's Goddard Institute of Space Studies.

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The Ocean Has a Fever

Partial global map showing sea surface temperature anomalies on Aug 21, 2023

Decades of gradual warming due to human-caused climate change and an El Niño in the Pacific Ocean nudged global sea surface temperatures to record levels in 2023.

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July 2023 Was the Hottest Month on Record

Partial global map showing July 2023 temperature anomalies

July 2023 was hotter than any other month in the global temperature record, according to an analysis by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies.

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NASA Clocks July 2023 as Hottest Month on Record Ever Since 1880

Map showing air temperatures across the Southwest U.S. on July 25, 2023

According to scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, July 2023 was hotter than any other month in the global temperature record.

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Study Reveals Compounding Climate Risks at 2 Degrees of Warming

Global map of 'fire weather index' predicted for year 2045

If global temperatures keep rising and reach 2°C above pre-industrial levels, people worldwide could face multiple impacts of climate change simultaneously.

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NASA Selects Cross Divisional Teams for Astrobiology Research

Artist's visualization of a possible surface and atmosphere of exoplanet Kepler 1649c

Michael Way of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies leads one of seven teams that are part of NASA's new Interdisciplinary Consortia for Astrobiology Research.

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NASA Offers Many Resources to Monitor Climate Change

Image taken from space over the Pacific Ocean looking east across Baja California, the Sea of Cortez, and beyond

In light of recent extreme weather events in the United States and around the world, NASA held a media roundtable July 20 to highlight the agency's climate work.

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NASA Finds June 2023 Hottest on Record

Global map of June 2023 temperature anomalies, with large areas in dark red indicating temperatures 3 or more degrees Celsius warmer than the 1951-1980 baseline. Warm waters in the Pacific off South America show the developing El Niño.

The Goddard Institute Surface Temperature Analysis (GISTEMP) found that June 2023 was 1.07°C above the 1951-1980 June baseline, the greatest such June anomaly measured.

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Romanou Leads Group Studying Interactions Between Oceans, Climate

Photo of Anastasia Romanou alongside a wall hanging of the NASA logo

To honor World Ocean Month and discover how NASA scientists are helping us better understand the world's oceans in a changing climate, NCCS interviewed GISS's Anastasia Romanou, who has developed and used some of the most advanced models of the complex Earth system.

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Simulations Probe the Impacts of Air Pollution on Premature Deaths

Photo of very smoggy conditions in New Delhi, India

Models from GISS and Aarhus University were used to study the impact of air pollution on premature mortality under several emission and population scenarios.

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GISS Scientists Select Best Institute Paper of 2022

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Scientists at NASA/GISS have voted the journal article “The Turning Point of the Aerosol Era” by Susanne E. Bauer et al. as the top work among the research publications by institute staff published in 2022.

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Hydroclimatic Impacts of Persistent Explosive Volcanism

International Space Station photo of the lower Nile River, Egypt and nearby locations

Persistent volcanism disrupted ancient Egyptian Society 2200 years ago. GISS scientists delve into this past event to understand why.

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NASA Selects Scientific Support for Goddard Institute for Space Studies

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NASA has selected Autonomic Integra of Gaithersburg, Maryland, for specialized scientific support services to the Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York.

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Dorothy Peteet One of Four NASA Staff Named AAAS Fellows

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NASA/GISS's Dorothy Peteet is one of four individuals with NASA affiliations named 2022 fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in recognition of their distinguished achievements in the scientific enterprise.

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NASA Says 2022 Fifth Warmest Year on Record

Map of global 2018-2022 global temperature anomaly

Earth's average surface temperature in 2022 tied with 2015 as the fifth warmest on record. Continuing the planet's long-term warming trend, global temperatures in 2022 were 1.6°F above the 1951-1980 baseline.

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