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Visualizing Climate Change

Each line in the barcode represents a single year’s temperature and spans from earliest recorded date to latest, left to right.

The result is a set of beautiful, barcode-like visualizations organized by Ed Hawkins, of the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) at the University of Reading, to give a clear perspective of the global rise in temperature.

The image here represents the change in global temperatures covering 1.35°C (source). 

 Annual global temperatures from 1850-2017. Credit: Ed Hawkins, Climate Lab Book

Annual global temperatures from 1850-2017. Credit: Ed Hawkins, Climate Lab Book

Source: Climate Lab Book, Warming Stripes http://www.climate-lab-book.ac.uk/2018/warming-stripes/