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Real Heat Maps: Watch As the World Burns

NASA maps show global temperature anomalies by decade, leaving no doubt whatsoever about our planet's warming trend.

The next time anyone tells you that the world is actually cooling, not warming, simply point them to these global temperature maps from NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies.

2000 to 2009:



1970 to 1979:



For the full effect, you really must click through to NASA's site, where you can watch the past 13 decades flash by, as the balanced blue and red hued world gets gradually—then dramatically—covered with red.