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These striking visuals show how rising temperatures are affecting the Earth

Average global temperatures in the 19th century are strikingly lower than those today. Image: Unsplash/Torsten Dederichs

Douglas Broom

Senior Writer, Formative Content

Gill Einhorn

Head, 1t.org, World Economic Forum

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Global temperature anomalies in 1880-1884. Image: Google Earth/NASA
Global temperature anomalies in 2013-2017. Image: Google Earth/NASA
Columbia Glacier, Prince William Sound, Alaska in 1984. Image: Google Earth
Columbia Glacier, Prince William Sound, Alaska in 2020. Image: Google Earth
Ice sheets around Mylius-Erichsen Land, Greenland, in 1984. Image: Google Earth
Ice sheets around Mylius-Erichsen Land, Greenland, in 2020. Image: Google Earth
Pine Island Glacier, Antarctica in 1984. Image: Google Earth
Pine Island Glacier, Antarctica in 2020. Image: Google Earth
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