Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature data puts Canada ahead of other countries at warming since 1960

The Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) project has released new conclusions, confirming the association between global warming and human activity. At the BEST website, several summaries have been posted.

However, the listings do not sort the results so that you can see which country has experienced the most warming since 1960.

Here is the list, sorted so that the countries are listed in order of greatest warming.

Only Svalbard and Jan Mayen are ahead of Canada, but these arctic islands are territories of Norway.

Countries and Territories
Warming since 1960 (°C / century)
Region
Svalbard and Jan Mayen 4.21 ± 1.24 Europe
Canada 3.62 ± 0.34 North America
Russia 3.26 ± 0.26 Asia
Greenland 3.19 ± 1.03 North America
Denmark 3.18 ± 1.02 North America
Norway 3.18 ± 0.44 Europe
Mongolia 3.15 ± 0.38 Asia
Latvia 3.14 ± 0.29 Europe
Lithuania 3.14 ± 0.24 Europe
Belarus 3.13 ± 0.29 Europe
Sweden 3.12 ± 0.30 Europe
Estonia 3.12 ± 0.29 Europe
Åland 3.12 ± 0.27 Europe
Belgium 3.11 ± 0.27 Europe
Tunisia 3.11 ± 0.25 Africa
Luxembourg 3.10 ± 0.27 Europe
Netherlands (Europe) 3.08 ± 0.41 Europe
Denmark (Europe) 3.06 ± 0.34 Europe
Finland 3.06 ± 0.27 Europe
Netherlands 3.04 ± 0.40 Europe
Poland 3.01 ± 0.29 Europe
Algeria 2.97 ± 0.29 Africa
Slovenia 2.95 ± 0.67 Europe
Iran 2.93 ± 0.46 Asia
Turkmenistan 2.93 ± 0.40 Asia
Germany 2.93 ± 0.32 Europe
Switzerland 2.92 ± 0.17 Europe
Liechtenstein 2.85 ± 0.26 Europe
Malta 2.84 ± 0.29
San Marino 2.83 ± 0.42 Europe
North Korea 2.83 ± 0.30 Asia
France (Europe) 2.83 ± 0.18 Europe
Czech Republic 2.80 ± 0.23 Europe
Italy 2.78 ± 0.37 Europe
Austria 2.78 ± 0.33 Europe
Croatia 2.74 ± 0.63 Europe
Morocco 2.71 ± 0.35 Africa
Andorra 2.70 ± 0.32 Europe
Monaco 2.70 ± 0.19 Europe
Mauritania 2.67 ± 0.57 Africa
Western Sahara 2.66 ± 0.48 Africa
Uzbekistan 2.65 ± 0.37 Asia
France 2.65 ± 0.17
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2.61 ± 0.62 Europe
Azerbaijan 2.59 ± 0.61 Asia
Afghanistan 2.59 ± 0.55 Asia
Armenia 2.58 ± 0.67 Asia
Libya 2.58 ± 0.32 Africa
Bahrain 2.56 ± 0.58 Asia
Gambia 2.56 ± 0.46 Africa
Kuwait 2.55 ± 0.69 Asia
Guernsey 2.55 ± 0.26 Europe
Jersey 2.55 ± 0.26 Europe
Qatar 2.54 ± 0.53 Asia
Senegal 2.54 ± 0.46 Africa
United Arab Emirates 2.53 ± 0.65 Asia
Spain 2.53 ± 0.32 Europe
Ukraine 2.52 ± 0.26 Europe
Guinea-Bissau 2.50 ± 0.36 Africa
Cape Verde 2.49 ± 0.37
Iraq 2.48 ± 0.37 Asia
Hungary 2.46 ± 0.41 Europe
United Kingdom (Europe) 2.46 ± 0.34 Europe
Slovakia 2.46 ± 0.30 Europe
Namibia 2.45 ± 0.92 Africa
Kazakhstan 2.44 ± 0.36 Asia
United Kingdom 2.41 ± 0.34 Europe
Portugal 2.39 ± 0.41 Europe
Mali 2.38 ± 0.51 Africa
Kyrgyzstan 2.37 ± 1.20 Asia
Isle of Man 2.36 ± 0.42 Europe
Moldova 2.36 ± 0.33 Europe
Tajikistan 2.35 ± 1.00 Asia
United States 2.32 ± 0.26 North America
Angola 2.31 ± 0.23 Africa
Egypt 2.30 ± 0.40 Africa
Guinea 2.30 ± 0.29 Africa
Iceland 2.29 ± 0.78 Europe
Ireland 2.28 ± 0.37 Europe
Sierra Leone 2.28 ± 0.28 Africa
South Korea 2.25 ± 0.45 Asia
Saudi Arabia 2.24 ± 0.43 Asia
Jordan 2.23 ± 0.36 Asia
Georgia 2.22 ± 0.57 Asia
Montenegro 2.22 ± 0.53 Europe
Serbia 2.21 ± 0.43 Europe
Zambia 2.20 ± 0.33 Africa
Gaza Strip 2.20 ± 0.25 Asia
Oman 2.17 ± 0.71 Asia
Israel 2.16 ± 0.32 Asia
Liberia 2.15 ± 0.38 Africa
Lebanon 2.15 ± 0.30 Asia
China 2.13 ± 0.21 Asia
Syria 2.12 ± 0.55 Asia
Romania 2.12 ± 0.36 Europe
Faroe Islands 2.09 ± 0.50
Botswana 2.09 ± 0.43 Africa
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 2.07 ± 0.48 South America
Eritrea 2.07 ± 0.42 Africa
Burundi 2.07 ± 0.39 Africa
Albania 2.06 ± 0.53 Europe
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands 2.04 ± 1.03
Rwanda 2.04 ± 0.39 Africa
Tanzania 2.04 ± 0.38 Africa
Mauritius 2.03 ± 0.69 Africa
Cyprus 2.03 ± 0.21 Asia
Macedonia 2.02 ± 0.46 Europe
Burkina Faso 2.02 ± 0.38 Africa
Niger 2.01 ± 0.60 Africa
French Polynesia 2.01 ± 0.29
Reunion 2.00 ± 0.66 Africa
Sudan 2.00 ± 0.26 Africa
Yemen 1.99 ± 0.65 Asia
Pakistan 1.98 ± 0.68 Asia
Côte d'Ivoire 1.98 ± 0.35 Africa
Malawi 1.97 ± 0.25 Africa
Benin 1.96 ± 0.36 Africa
Costa Rica 1.95 ± 0.52 North America
Bulgaria 1.95 ± 0.43 Europe
Nicaragua 1.94 ± 0.46 North America
Zimbabwe 1.93 ± 0.31 Africa
Togo 1.92 ± 0.33 Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic) 1.92 ± 0.26 Africa
American Samoa 1.92 ± 0.25
Chad 1.89 ± 0.74 Africa
Kiribati 1.89 ± 0.37
Ghana 1.89 ± 0.33 Africa
Niue 1.88 ± 0.31
Samoa 1.88 ± 0.28 Oceania
Djibouti 1.87 ± 0.53 Africa
Comoros 1.86 ± 0.48
Panama 1.86 ± 0.48 North America
Turkey 1.86 ± 0.31 Asia
French Southern and Antarctic Lands 1.84 ± 0.51
Uganda 1.84 ± 0.41 Africa
Mozambique 1.84 ± 0.29 Africa
Honduras 1.83 ± 0.47 North America
Sri Lanka 1.83 ± 0.39 Asia
Somalia 1.83 ± 0.33 Africa
Madagascar 1.82 ± 0.49 Africa
Seychelles 1.80 ± 0.47
Kenya 1.80 ± 0.35 Africa
French Guiana 1.80 ± 0.30 South America
Mayotte 1.79 ± 0.55
Palmyra Atoll 1.79 ± 0.38
Kingman Reef 1.78 ± 0.39
Greece 1.78 ± 0.34 Europe
Japan 1.77 ± 0.32 Asia
Suriname 1.77 ± 0.30 South America
Ethiopia 1.76 ± 0.34 Africa
Palestina 1.76 ± 0.20
New Caledonia 1.75 ± 0.23 Oceania
El Salvador 1.73 ± 0.61 North America
Fiji 1.73 ± 0.34 Oceania
Central African Republic 1.72 ± 0.61 Africa
Heard Island and McDonald Islands 1.72 ± 0.57
Mexico 1.72 ± 0.34 North America
Guyana 1.71 ± 0.25 South America
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 1.68 ± 0.52 South America
Tonga 1.68 ± 0.37
Guam 1.67 ± 0.34
Northern Mariana Islands 1.67 ± 0.34
Sao Tome and Principe 1.66 ± 0.54
Trinidad and Tobago 1.66 ± 0.19 South America
Nepal 1.65 ± 0.55 Asia
Solomon Islands 1.63 ± 0.23 Oceania
Grenada 1.63 ± 0.21
Bhutan 1.61 ± 0.62 Asia
Taiwan 1.61 ± 0.44 Asia
Anguilla 1.60 ± 0.25
Antigua and Barbuda 1.60 ± 0.25
Saint Barthélemy 1.60 ± 0.25
Saint Martin 1.60 ± 0.25
Sint Maarten 1.60 ± 0.25
Barbados 1.60 ± 0.24
Congo 1.59 ± 0.52 Africa
Belize 1.59 ± 0.47 North America
Dominica 1.59 ± 0.25 North America
Guadeloupe 1.59 ± 0.25 North America
Martinique 1.59 ± 0.25 North America
Montserrat 1.59 ± 0.25
Saint
Vincent and the Grenadines
1.59 ± 0.21
Gabon 1.58 ± 0.55 Africa
Saint
Lucia
1.58 ± 0.23
Nigeria 1.57 ± 0.71 Africa
Australia 1.57 ± 0.25 Oceania
Guatemala 1.56 ± 0.50 North America
Colombia 1.56 ± 0.26 South America
Saint Kitts
and Nevis
1.56 ± 0.24
Swaziland 1.55 ± 0.36 Africa
Equatorial
Guinea
1.54 ± 0.61 Africa
South
Africa
1.54 ± 0.37 Africa
Brazil 1.54 ± 0.22 South America
Venezuela 1.54 ± 0.20 South America
British Virgin Islands 1.52 ± 0.25
Virgin Islands 1.52 ± 0.25
Ecuador 1.49 ± 0.49 South America
Federated States of Micronesia 1.48 ± 0.50
Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba 1.48 ± 0.24 South America
India 1.47 ± 0.32 Asia
Cameroon 1.46 ± 0.78 Africa
Christmas Island 1.46 ± 0.34
Papua New Guinea 1.46 ± 0.21 Oceania
Puerto Rico 1.45 ± 0.28 North America
Philippines 1.44 ± 0.18 Asia
Curaçao 1.42 ± 0.22 South America
Aruba 1.42 ± 0.21 South America
Palau 1.39 ± 0.36
Cayman Islands 1.36 ± 0.37
Macau 1.36 ± 0.27 Asia
Hong Kong 1.34 ± 0.23 Asia
Singapore 1.32 ± 0.24 Asia
Lesotho 1.31 ± 0.28 Africa
Dominican Republic 1.27 ± 0.31 North America
Indonesia 1.25 ± 0.26 Asia
Malaysia 1.24 ± 0.28 Asia
Jamaica 1.22 ± 0.45 North America
Cuba 1.19 ± 0.37 North America
Bahamas 1.18 ± 0.45 North America
Baker Island 1.16 ± 0.41 Asia
Haiti 1.16 ± 0.31 North America
Bangladesh 1.15 ± 0.53 Asia
Uruguay 1.13 ± 0.34 South America
Turks and Caicas Islands 1.13 ± 0.26
Timor-Leste 1.11 ± 0.23 Asia
Peru 1.09 ± 0.44 South America
New Zealand 1.09 ± 0.39 Oceania
Antarctica 1.07 ± 0.63
Cambodia 0.98 ± 0.39 Asia
Burma 0.88 ± 0.26 Asia
Thailand 0.85 ± 0.22 Asia
Paraguay 0.82 ± 0.33 South America
Vietnam 0.79 ± 0.47 Asia
Chile 0.79 ± 0.26 South America
Argentina 0.77 ± 0.20 South America
Laos 0.69 ± 0.29 Asia
Bolivia 0.58 ± 0.28 South America

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