Friday, January 08, 2021

Global Warming in Your Town


In just the last 50 years global heating has caused the temperature in Rome to increase by 3.7°C. Over the same period of time the mean temperature in London rose by 2.8°C, Madrid has risen by 2.5°C, Berlin by 2.3°C and Paris has risen by 1.5°C.

The Global Climate Change map visualizes how mean temperature values of the 1960s compare with those of 2009-18. To create the map the climate data of 100,000 European municipalities was compared. Each of these 100,000 municipalities are shown on the map using a colored dot. The color of the dot reflects the degree to which temperatures have changed in the town or city since the 1960's. If you hover over a dot on the map a small information window opens showing how many degrees centigrade the temperature has risen. If you click on town's dot you can view an interactive graph which shows the mean temperature in the selected town from 1970 up to 2018.

The Global Climate Change interactive map was created by voxeurop. You can read more about the map on voxeurop's article How has global warming impacted your town?. The data for the map comes from climate records collected by Copernicus and by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF).

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