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Watch the Earth Warm Since 1880 in This Fascinating Animation

Nine of the 10 hottest years on record all occurred after 2000, says NASA.
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YouTube: 2013 Continues Long-Term Warming Trend

It can be difficult to conceive of the long process that's led the world to having its nine hottest years on record all after 2000. That's why it's nice that NASA has generated this nifty animation, which shows temperature abnormalities for every month of the past 13 decades. Watch reddish warm zones spread over the globe as time rolls past, like a virulent fever covering the body of a sick host.