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Climate Stripes: Warming Stripes, Global, 2020

© Ed Hawkins. Photo credit: Prof. Ed Hawkins, National Centre for Atmospheric Science, University of Reading

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These stark coloured stripes represent the increase in global temperatures since 1850, one stripe per year, with dark blues used for colder years, and dark reds for warmer years. This visual representation of the latest scientific data on climate change helps start conversations about how human activities are fundamentally changing the weather and climate, and the difficult choices that need to be made about future actions necessary to stop global warming.

This version of the 'Climate Stripes' was created in 2021 and shows changes in global temperatures between 1850 and 2020.

The University of Reading



Climate Stripes: Warming Stripes, Global, 2020





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donation, 2021

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Digital art


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The University of Reading

Whiteknights, Reading, Berkshire RG6 6UR England

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