Warming stripes

Visual representations of the change in global temperature as measured since the year 1850. Each stripe represents the temperature averaged over a year based on the UK Met Office HadCRUT5.0 dataset (Morice et al.) and the colour scale goes from -0.6°C to +0.93°C. The Warming stripes (or also Warning stripes) follow the original design by Ed Hawkins and illustrate the rise in average temperatures and aim to start conversations about our warming world and the risks of climate change.

  • Creator: Fabio Crameri
  • This version: 21.09.2021
  • License: Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)
  • Specific citation: This graphic by Fabio Crameri is available via the open-access s-Ink repository.
  • Related reference: Morice, C.P., J.J. Kennedy, N.A. Rayner, J.P. Winn, E. Hogan, R.E. Killick, R.J.H. Dunn, T.J. Osborn, P.D. Jones and I.R. Simpson (in press) An updated assessment of near-surface temperature change from 1850: the HadCRUT5 dataset. Journal of Geophysical Research (Atmospheres) doi:10.1029/2019JD032361
  • Alternative colour map version
  • Vector format
  • Transparent background
  • Light & dark background versions
  • Perceptually uniform colour map
  • Colour-vision deficiency friendly
  • Readable in black&white

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