Monday, May 9, 2011

Global Temperatures are Off the Charts

NASA produces a map showing the relative change in average temperatures across the world.  It is a nice was to visualize the effects of Global Warming.  A strange thing happened though.  Arctic temperatures have increased so much that they add a new color to their maps.  Pink now shows the greatest about of change.

Unfortunately for this great political debate, the majority of the US remains in a bluish color hiding from the immediate effects of climate change.  While we have seen stronger storms and longer droughts, our temperatures have lagged behind providing fodder for denialists in public and in government.  Maybe new information like this will help.

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