hot days

Umwelt-Indikator

Indicator: Global surface temperature

A graph shows the deviation of the global air temperature between 1850 and 2020 from the average global air temperature from 1850 to 1900, which is taken as the baseline period. 2020 was 1.2 degrees Celsius warmer than the baseline average.

2020 was the second warmest year worldwide since records began, with a very slight distance to the warmest year to date, 2016.The last six years have been the warmest years worldwide since 1850.The Paris Climate Agreement stipulates that the increase in global temperature should be limited to well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels, and even to 1.5 °C. Due to historical data availability, the... read more

Indicator: Hot days

A graph shows the number of hot days in the areal mean for 1951 to 2020. Although the trend varies greatly, the increase is clearly visible. A trend line has also been plotted on the graph which shows a significant rise.

The highest number of hot days averaged across Germany were recorded in 2003, 2015 and 2018.Despite considerable fluctuations between individual years, the overall trend is rising significantly.More hot days are expected during summer months in the coming decades due to climate change. read more

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