Saturday, June 16, 2012

The Heat is On at Climate Central

The folks at Climate Central are developing a real knack for catchy graphic presentations of interesting data.

First there was the fascinating Surging Seas, which interactively lets you see the danger from sea level rise and storm surge along the US coast. Now they have released, The Heat is On, an interactive map based on the average daily temperatures for the continental 48 states from 1912 to the present, and also from 1970 to the present. Along with the wealth of data on individual states, the site documents two broad trends:
  1. Warming rates accelerated everywhere after 1970
  2. The rate of warming varies dramatically from one state to another.

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