Last year, Professor Department of meteorology Reading University (UK) ed Hawkins has created a very simple but at the same time very clear schematic visualization that with the colored (blue and red) lines shows catastrophic climate change in the United States, England and Canada since the late 19th century to the present day. The idea of Professor became a hit. For example, hundreds of meteorologists from around the world to draw attention to the problem of global warming began to wear neckties with a picture of this infographic. This year the project received development. Hawkins has created a special websitewhere anyone can see how changing average temperatures in the country from 1850 to 2019.
Information about climate changes is collected from the databases of the various meteorological organizations (Berkeley Earth, NOAA, UK Met Office, MeteoSwiss, DWD and others). Whichever country you choose, it becomes clear that the average temperature grows everywhere, as evidenced by the transition from soft blue to bright red and even Burgundy.
To be clear, that was clear. Each colored line symbolizes the average annual temperature in the country from 1850 to 2018 years. As the temperature of the boundary between the blue and red colors of the selected average temperature for each country from 1971 to 2000 years. So the dark blue lines represent temperature values, which were below the standard values for the last 100 years, and dark red show the average annual temperature was above the accepted norm.
Despite the fact that the climate of each country are unique in their own way, looking at these images it becomes clear that the global trend of increasing average temperature is observed in all regions of the world.
For example, USA:
And this is Australia:
For comparison, China, Brazil, Pakistan and Denmark:
Do not forget about Russia and Ukraine:
Despite fluctuations, it is seen that in General, every country in the world is getting hotter every year.
Hawking is not the first time it creates a simple and intuitive visualization of climate change on our planet. For example, in 2017, he introduced the world to spiral animation, quickly gained recognition. Edition of the Washington Post even called it “the most compelling visualizations of global warming”. You can see it below.
His latest work was no less compelling. Perhaps it’s too minimalistic, but according to Hawking, he did it on purpose, to let more people pay attention to the most important in this message.
“Visualization is devoid of all distractions that are usually present on conventional charts. It enables you to see long-term trends for temperature changes without having to interpret anything else,” explains the scientist.
Through his page on Twitter he also urged people to use these graphics to its creative way and share the results with others, to the problem of global warming to know more people. As examples, he published the first work on which some of his readers on the basis of this imaging has created a adhesive film and covered your electric car Tesla. Another reader used the image as a pattern for the dress.
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