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Global temperatures 1860–2000

Global temperatures 1860–2000

This graph shows the variation of the earth’s annual surface temperature (combined land surface-air and sea-surface temperature) over the last 140 years, relative to 1961–1990. Because of uncertainties in the annual data, there is a 95% confidence range.

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Source: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

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Brett Mullan and Kynan Gentry, 'Climate change - Past climate', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 May 2020)

Story by Brett Mullan and Kynan Gentry, published 12 Jun 2006