TV weather presenters are, today, raising awareness about climate change by ‘showing their stripes’ on their live forecasts. They are using the freely available striped climate graphics, which have been developed from data made available by the Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA), to highlight rising temperatures in countries across the globe.
It's a really simple way to raise awareness of a serious global issue. See the full story on the CEDA website and coverage of the #showyourstripes awareness campaign via a BBC news story
The awareness campaign is led by Professor Ed Hawkins (NCAS, University of Reading) who used HadUK-Grid data to create the UK climate graphics. This data is freely available to download from the CEDA Archive, which is stored in the JASMIN facility* at STFC's Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.
Image: Warming Stripes for England from 1884-2018. Annual average temperatures for England from 1884-2018 using data from the UK Met Office. (credit: Ed Hawkins, https://showyourstripes.info/)
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