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Maps Mania: Hotter Stripes for 2023

visualization showing average global temperaures for every year since 1850 as colored stripes

common international temperatures since 1850

Ed Hawkins’ Warming Stripes visualization has now been up to date to incorporate 2023. Final 12 months was the warmest 12 months since correct international information started. Globally the common temperature was 1.18°C (2.12°F) above the Twentieth-century common of 13.9°C (57.0°F). Because of this your native warming stripes will in all probability now finish with a really darkish maroon coloured stripe representing final 12 months’s intense warmth.

#ShowYourStripes makes use of historic local weather information to visualise common temperatures world wide for the final 173 years. Every stripe represents the common temperature for a single 12 months, with reds signifying hotter than common years and blues cooler than common years. On the visualization stripes are ordered chronologically in order that the stripes depict a transparent warming pattern over time. The newest stripes, representing the previous few a long time, are predominantly crimson, highlighting the accelerated tempo of worldwide heating.

#ShowYourStripes additionally now consists of an interactive map. The map permits you to zoom in on areas of the world to view the warming stripes for particular person cities. Click on on a marked metropolis and you may view its warming stripes in an info window, click-through to view town’s warming stripes in additional element, and obtain the stripes as a picture.

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