Average Global Temperatures

Average Global Temperatures

Proof Point

Average global temperatures rose to highest point 15 degrees Celsius in 2016, up from record 14.87 degrees in 2015

Average Global Temperatures

1880 – 2016 (degrees Celsius)

Proof Point Findings

  • Average Global Temperature – Yearly average land and ocean surface temperatures in degrees Celsius
  • Continuous Temperature Rise – Average global temperatures increased from 13.79 degrees Celsius in 1880 to 14.99 degrees Celsius in 2016
  • 2016 Hottest Year – 2016 was hottest year on record, surpassing record 14.87 degrees Celsius set in 2015
  • Key Drivers – Include global warming caused by rise in greenhouse gas emissions from human-induced activities, such as fossil fuel and forests burning, intensifying international initiative to promote sustainable consumer and business practices, and accelerating shift to environment-friendly renewable sources of energy



Date Last Updated

September 9, 2017

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