Check out this 40-second animation showing high and low temperatures of countries around the world over the period 1880 to 2017, created by researcher Antti Lipponen from the Finnish Meteorological Institute.
The animated timeline, based on historical and NASA satellite data, shows unusual dips in year-to-year temperatures (in blue) and above-average spikes (in red). By the time the animation gets to 2017, you see a lot of red! Lipponen said:
It doesn’t look as if climate change is slowing down at all. Quite the opposite: the planet has warmed extremely quickly in the past two decades.
#Temperature anomalies 1880-2017 by country ?. No matter how you visualize it, it looks scary! #GISTEMP #dataviz #climatechange #globalwarming
Download / watch hi-res ?: https://t.co/ZdGPVTM5yO pic.twitter.com/cAn9wG8FPU
— Antti Lipponen (@anttilip) August 25, 2018
Bottom line: Animated timeline showing temperature anomalies by country, from 1880-2017 based on historical and NASA data.
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