Using data from NASA, this interactive globe lets you see how temperatures have changed on Earth over the past century. Select a decade and the tool will compare the temperature for that 10-year period with the average for 1951 to 1980, before spinning the globe to see the anomalies in different parts of the world. Red, yellow and orange spikes show warmer than average temperatures, while blues and purples indicate cooler averages. Take a deep breath before you select the 2010s – it’s rather worrying.
This globe shows the average temperature anomalies over land between the years of 1910 and 2019 in decades. Temperature anomalies are defined by the difference in temperature at that location between at a given period in time and the average temperature between the years of 1951 and 1980 (chosen by NASA).