Wear And Talk The Climate Stripes
People Are Wearing Data Charts to Visualize the Climate Crisis; Broadcast meteorologists, scientists, and activists are participating in the #ShowYourStripes project on Friday to show how the climate crisis affects their countries.
Becky Ferreira, June 21, 2019 (Vice)
“…[Ed Hawkins, a climate scientist at the University of Reading, is] the lead scientist behind #ShowYourStripes, an interactive tool that enables users to generate colorful graphics representing over a century of temperature measurements. Colder years are color-coded blue, while hotter ones are red…Last year’s incarnation of the #ShowYourStripes project was limited to global temperature measurements, but this newly-launched version can make charts for most nations on Earth, individual American states, and select cities such as Stockholm and Oxford…
Some climate scientists have also adapted the format to make their own provincial or municipal climate charts…While all the graphics show a warming trend, there is a lot of variation in the temperature profiles depicted in each region. Nations in the Middle East show a dramatic recent warming spike, for instance, while the southeastern US states have more of a mixed palette…[Hawkins sees his effort as a way to] enable people to start conversations about climate change…” click here for more