Woke kids can now terrify themselves anywhere with a new CAGW app

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This Striking Climate Change Visualisation Is Now Customisable for Any Place on Earth

By Brian Kahn on 18 Jun 2019 at 2:30PM

When University of Reading climate scientist released his warming stripes visualisation for the globe last year, people freaked (in a good way). The minimalist graphic stripped out unnecessary clutter and told the story of global warming in blue and red stripes.

On Monday, Hawkings released a new website that allows users to create warming stripes for nearly every country, and even some cities and US states. The data visualisations reveal a stark warming trend nearly everywhere, presenting an opportunity to shame your climate denying uncle who thinks a cold day disproves the climate crisis is afoot.

The warming stripes graphic takes the yearly average temperature departure from normal and visualises it in a stark colour scale running from blue for cooler-than-normal to red for hotter-than-normal. The resulting visualisation shows the global warming signal clear as day. Following in the vein of an earlier visualisation where Hawkins depicted rising temperatures as a colour-changing spiral, it went viral. It also inspired a campaign by TV meteorologists to talk about climate change on the air.

But it also showed the global average temperature, which nobody experiences. The new iteration of warming stripes, however, helps bring things a little closer to home. Using data from Berkeley Earth as well as national meteorological agencies, the new stripes show how much individual countries have warmed. Some individuals countries like the tiny, scattered Cook Islands aren’t included, but most nations on Earth are there.

The resulting graphics illustrate that while there are fluctuations from place to place based on how much they’re influenced by natural climate patterns like, say, El Niño, climate change is slowly overwhelming those signals as it warms the planet. Here’s the annual average temperature departure from 1901-2018 for Australia, Barbados, and Turkmenistan, all of which showcase the planet’s increasingly hot and agitated state:

Read the full article here.

HT/Peter B

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June 18, 2019 2:04 pm

Salem’s app.

Mark Broderick
June 18, 2019 2:31 pm

No data, no actual temps, no info ? What a joke.

Reply to  Mark Broderick
June 18, 2019 5:21 pm
R Shearer
Reply to  Loydo
June 18, 2019 6:13 pm

Looks like Joe Biden whispering in your ear and smelling your hair.

Joel Snider
Reply to  R Shearer
June 19, 2019 12:29 pm

Nah – that was AOC. He likes her swag.

Reply to  Loydo
June 18, 2019 7:34 pm

And here is what ACTUAL temps (not anomalies) look like graphically –
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(thanks to David Middleton I think?)

Reply to  Mr.
June 19, 2019 4:46 am

Hilarious! This graph should be shown to all CAGW bedwetters, by force if necessary.

Alan Tomalty
Reply to  Loydo
June 19, 2019 12:15 am

This 3 year old study by Pat Frank was ignored by climate scientists but is still as damning today as it was then. I have put together the real truthful historical global temperature record(with its error uncertainty ). See last image in tweet. In fact the error bar should be double for the NCAR data but I was kind.

Reply to  Loydo
June 19, 2019 1:44 am

Optical illusion on that graph, Loydo. Spreading out fractions of a degree over a really wide area makes it look worse. And again, we’re still talking averages. Which mean nothing. Except that someone has done the research and verified what Freeman Dyson has said (it’s happening mostly in the winter, mostly in the Arctic, mostly at night) and what I have pointed out (there are two ways the average can go up) and now we know it’s happening from the bottom of the thermometer. It’s not getting hotter; it’s just not getting quite as cold. Makes a huge difference in how the increasing “global mean” should be interpreted.

Reply to  Loydo
June 19, 2019 4:27 am

Wake me up when the Earth attains the temperatures of the Medieval or Roman Warm Periods.

Reply to  Graemethecat
June 19, 2019 7:15 am

Much less the Minoan warm period or 90% of the Holocene.

Reply to  Graemethecat
June 19, 2019 7:55 am

Unfortunately you might need to be resurrected.
Sadly, if the radical greens have their way and drive down life expectancies to the age of 40, nobody alive today will ever see that value.

Reply to  Loydo
June 19, 2019 7:14 am

1) Who’s Brian?
2) No

June 18, 2019 2:45 pm

“…climate change is slowly overwhelming those signals as it warms the planet.”

So now climate change is warming the planet rather than CO2 supposedly warming the planet causing climate change.

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  icisil
June 18, 2019 3:57 pm

First off, the writer is just a reporter, not a scientist. To Brian science is literally magical religion.

And Religious doctrine belief simply requires faith. And Faith is all that is needed with CC, once you drink the klimate kool-aid to “enlightenment” you too would stop being a heretic.

Reply to  icisil
June 18, 2019 3:58 pm



Greg Cavanagh
Reply to  icisil
June 18, 2019 4:23 pm

I suppose you could say that CO2 causes Climate Change, therefore it is Climate Change that causes the rise in temperature?

Reply to  Greg Cavanagh
June 18, 2019 6:36 pm

Lol Greg…and monkeys fly out of your butt too

Greg Cavanagh
Reply to  Derg
June 18, 2019 7:34 pm

You leave my Butt Monkeys out of this.

Joel O’Bryan
Reply to  Greg Cavanagh
June 18, 2019 6:57 pm

Science long ago left the debate once it became about consensus and infallibility of the experts.

Joel Snider
Reply to  Joel O’Bryan
June 19, 2019 12:41 pm

Which is about the point the issue became prostituted for political ends.

June 18, 2019 3:31 pm

Another Reuters alarmist twist taken at face value by the In Our Backyard CBC…

Nowhere in the article or in the paper, the location of the three (yes only three sites investigated) is replaced within the typical patterns of atmospheric circulation. Hence the article is rife with blatant generalizations such as “”What we saw was amazing,” Vladimir E. Romanovsky, a professor of geophysics at the university, told Reuters by telephone. “It’s an indication that the climate is now warmer than at any time in the last 5,000 or more years.”

Yet, in the paper “3.2 Key drivers of rapid top-down thaw of very cold permafrost From our results, we identify three key factors which are responsible for widespread thaw at each of our study sites: an increase in summer warmth, limited thermal buffering from overlying soil organic layers and vegetation, and near surface massive ice. ”

Summer warmth usually is the result of either prevailing anticyclonic conditions and intense insolation or advections of warm air displaced by intense descents of polar air toward lower latitudes. Yet, this is never discussed. Congratulations!

The Reuters hit piece ends with… a quote from a Greenpeace activist “”Thawing permafrost is one of the tipping points for climate breakdown and it’s happening before our very eyes,” said Jennifer Morgan, executive director of Greenpeace International.
“This premature thawing is another clear signal that we must decarbonize our economies, and immediately.”

So much for reporting about science, hey CBC/Reuters…

Bruce Cobb
June 18, 2019 3:33 pm

They need new ways of lying to people, since the old ones aren’t working out so well.

Reply to  Bruce Cobb
June 18, 2019 5:30 pm

“over half of it (global heating) could well be due to increasing CO2” Roy Spencer.

Are you calling Roy a liar?

Reply to  Loydo
June 18, 2019 6:38 pm

Could be 😉

Robert Austin
Reply to  Loydo
June 18, 2019 6:53 pm

Even if the increase in CO2 is 100% man made, there is no problem. If the CO2 increase is only half man made, we have even less of “not have a problem”. Warmer is good, colder is bad. And most of the warming occurs at high latitudes and at night.

Reply to  Robert Austin
June 18, 2019 11:27 pm

“not have a problem”

How would you know that? CO2 hasn’t been at this level in 15 million years. We’re about to run the Neogene in reverse except its not going to take 20 million years, more like 200. What could go wrong?

Alan Tomalty
Reply to  Loydo
June 19, 2019 12:19 am

What warming? See my post elsewhere.

Reply to  Loydo
June 19, 2019 1:44 am

This warming, from “the one that everyone trusts”.

Reply to  Loydo
June 19, 2019 5:05 am

You are going to have to clarify what you mean there isn’t really any analysis it’s just a graph which doesn’t really show anything. I see a wiggly red line representing some strange 13 month averaging filter on the blue data, the logic for the choice of 13 months escapes me as it seems to be inducing beat signals. I would say I need a little more information if you think that is supposed to mean something to me.

Robert Austin
Reply to  Loydo
June 19, 2019 6:21 am

+0.32C over the 1979 to present average according to Dr. Roy. The sky is falling!

Reply to  Loydo
June 19, 2019 7:18 am

It wasn’t a problem 15 million years ago.
It wasn’t a problem when it was 20 times the current concentrations.
That alone proves that the small increases we have enjoyed over the last 100 years won’t be a problem any time in the future.

Reply to  Loydo
June 19, 2019 7:19 am

Most of that 0.32C increase is due to natural cycles.

Bryan A
Reply to  Loydo
June 19, 2019 12:40 pm


June 19, 2019 at 1:44 am

This warming, from “the one that everyone trusts”.

Oh, you mean the same warming that goes back to 1700…The Nadir of the Little Ice Age?? That warming??
And just how much of that warming is Man Made and how much is Mann Made?
When did Natural Warming end and Anthro Warming begin?

Still waiting to see anything definitive on that front>>>

Reply to  Loydo
June 18, 2019 10:07 pm

And yet the UHA temperature is lower now than in 1988.

Reply to  Ve2
June 18, 2019 11:32 pm
Reply to  Loydo
June 19, 2019 2:59 am

Your selection is no better and that is sort of the point it’s a very noise ridden graph you can make whatever you like from it. However if you actually put error bars on it then basically you probably don’t have anything. Finally it’s an average temperature which has about as much meaning as the average number of kids per family but it seems to float your boat.

Reply to  Loydo
June 19, 2019 3:30 am

What selection?

Reply to  Loydo
June 19, 2019 4:55 am

The graph you are presenting has a selection made by Roy which you obviously endorse because your comments seem to think it has meaning … HINT it is in red and carries the number 13 on it and it had to be selected.

All statistical graphs involve a selection process unless you want us to ignore the red line and just talk about the blue data points. Not much to say about the blue points it looks like any noise plot.

Reply to  Loydo
June 19, 2019 7:20 am

So Loydo, it’s only cherry picking when others do it?

Reply to  Loydo
June 19, 2019 12:38 pm

The entire data set can’t be a cherry-pick, even moron Mark knows that.

Bruce Cobb
Reply to  Loydo
June 19, 2019 4:26 am

I’m not calling him a liar or a moron. You, on the other hand…

Reply to  Loydo
June 19, 2019 7:17 am

You never studied reading comprehension, did you Loydo.

June 18, 2019 3:38 pm

the popular site windy.com presented us today with this “thing” with the phrase in the left “And yes, we can…”
Go see for yourselves.
I thing that we all should comment there with science, not politics.

Reply to  JN
June 19, 2019 1:05 am

That thread is here:

My comment (third down) was this:

WXcycles about 18 hours ago
“Weather is not climate. Climate-change is not observed by humans in real-time, nor even within a satellite record. It’s detected only centuries after it’s already taken place and been recorded in the earth’s changing surface phenomena, predominantly sediments, their geomorphology, movements of flora and fauna, and via isotope analysis of marine sediments an ice cores. Models of future states are at best a guess, at worst a belief system.”

Ivo seems inclined to poke anyone who does not agree with him in the eye, the thread reads like the prelude to WWIII. Fortunately a mod damped it down before it kicked off.

June 18, 2019 3:42 pm

Amazing what colored graphics can do. Michael Mann just got the vapors over them and started his campaign. Maybe the colored bars will inspire more uninformed activism. Who knows?

Now we need a colored graph for the death of your cell phone, computer, fossil fuel powered-vehicle, heat for winter and A/C for summer as the activist send us back to the stone age. Maybe that would be more helpful.

Reply to  Sheri
June 19, 2019 5:08 am

Funny I was just saying the same thing about Loydo it seems to be a climate activist thing to throw some obscure weird graph up that supposedly means something.

Joel Snider
Reply to  LdB
June 19, 2019 2:18 pm

He uses a pretty standardized formula: the taunt – followed by the company-line link.

June 18, 2019 3:44 pm


Loony Toones.

Zig Zag Wanderer
June 18, 2019 3:53 pm

Meanwhile, back in the real world, I’m freezing my knackers off here in the tropics….

June 18, 2019 3:55 pm

Brian Kahn, who also writes for Earther, is about 2,000 klicks beyond… https://youtu.be/X6WHBO_Qc-Q

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  David Middleton
June 18, 2019 4:46 pm

That implies Brian was scientifically literate at one point.
I doubt Brian’s problem is acting gone too far to return to intelligence.
I suspect your Billy Madison euphemism would be more Brian’s issues.

Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
June 19, 2019 3:08 am

He occasionally writes a decent article, but mostly he’s just an uber-alarmist @$$hole.

Joel O’Bryan
Reply to  David Middleton
June 18, 2019 7:22 pm

Oh and David…

Here’s a George Carlin YT vid to enjoy on euphemisms. A good one for the library for future posts when the smug white liberal Left is inventing new terms to obscure meaning of what we all know.


PS: I just left wet, hot, humid Texas back to hot but dry Tucson and no bugs. So happy.

Joel O’Bryan
Reply to  David Middleton
June 18, 2019 7:22 pm

Oh and David…

Here’s a George Carlin YT vid to enjoy on euphemisms. A good one for the library for future posts when the smug white liberal Left is inventing new terms to obscure meaning of what we all know.


PS: I just left wet, hot, humid Texas back to hot but dry Tucson and no bugs. So happy.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Joel O’Bryan
June 18, 2019 11:48 pm

Oh what a loss he was to the “reality” community!

June 18, 2019 4:13 pm

Hah, you call that scary?! — I can do much better.

Here I transformed Ed Hawkins’ supposedly child-terrifying graphic into something far better suited for the purpose of scaring children:

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I am creating images whose fantasy is self-evident and which are devoid of the props and crutches of proper science that evoke associations with outmoded images of rational hope and positive futures … The image I produce is the self-evident one of revelation, unreal and baseless, that can be understood as a joke by anyone who will look at it with the nastalgic glasses of comedic history.

Joel Snider
June 18, 2019 4:13 pm

‘Woke’. I guess that means ‘indoctrinated’.

R Shearer
Reply to  Joel Snider
June 18, 2019 7:13 pm

Like in a concentration camp.

Joel O’Bryan
Reply to  Joel Snider
June 18, 2019 8:01 pm

Indoctrination is just 5e first step.. then triggerred.
Chronic triggered state leads to “woke.”
A Simple “Deranged” works too.

Joel Snider
Reply to  Joel O’Bryan
June 19, 2019 11:40 am

Hence all the crazy white showing in AOC’s eyes.

Steve O
June 18, 2019 4:53 pm

It would interesting to see one over a long enough timeframe that the present day would be blue.

Reply to  Steve O
June 18, 2019 5:12 pm

I had the very same thought, before I did my graphic transformation, child-scaring thingie redux.

The only obstacle? — I was not willing to take the necessary time to go full retard.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Robert Kernodler
June 18, 2019 5:44 pm

Uh oh, you did it again.

Johann Wundersamer
June 18, 2019 5:07 pm

Woke kids can now terrify themselves anywhere with a new CAGW app

“Striking Climate Change Visualisation”

and go to sleep with


June 18, 2019 5:25 pm

A Nightmare on Green Street… woke but sleepy.

June 18, 2019 6:02 pm

I have a Psychology degree, specialising in human vision. Colour vision was one of the topics covered in great detail.

Red is a warning or danger colour for humans. Anything coloured red, looks alarming.

This is the first dishonest thing about warming stripes. Using red to represent warming, makes warming look alarming, even if the temperature increase is only 0.001 of a degree Celsius.

You can test this, by changing the red to another colour. For example, green. The warming stripes no longer look alarming. And instead, look quite relaxing.

Try swapping blue and red. So that blue represents warmer temperatures, and red represents cooler temperatures. Warming stripes suddenly look like we have just changed from alarming to good. Even though the graphic is still showing warming.

From the warming stripes website: https://showyourstripes.info/faq
“For each country, the average temperature in 1971-2000 is set as the boundary between blue and red colours”

This means that all warming stripes will always be mostly blue to the left of 1985, and mostly red to the right of 1985, even if the temperature change is tiny.

From the warming stripes website: https://showyourstripes.info/faq
“the colour scale varies from +/- 2.6 standard deviations of the annual average temperatures between 1901-2000.”

This means that even a tiny change in temperature is displayed as the full range from dark blue to dark red.

This is a dishonest graphic, which makes any amount of warming, ever a trivial amount of warming, look catastrophic.

This is a dishonest graphic, being used by dishonest people.

Reply to  Sheldon Walker
June 19, 2019 1:18 am

I have this ever-rising impulse to just glue myself to something! Should I act on it?

Reply to  WXcycles
June 19, 2019 8:51 am

Yes, do the glue, but first, paint red and blue stripes on your naked body to increase the impact of your statement. Good luck, and choose a location that’s warm this time of year. (^_^)

Right-Handed Shark
June 18, 2019 6:18 pm

Pretty. Can we see one that starts just before the MWP to the present?

June 18, 2019 6:41 pm

Nobody experiences a global average temperature, so instead they show the local average temperature, which again nobody experiences.

Why not daily maximum temps, you know like when people are awake and active??

John in Oz
Reply to  KTM
June 18, 2019 9:19 pm

This (“yearly average temperature departure from normal”) is what caught my eye.

A common misconception is that the average temperature is ‘normal’ and anything outside of this is bad.

Why are they not complaining about the colder temps, only the hotter ones?

Many people die from the cold and more than die from heat according to some studies. E.g.:

The Lancet 2015

A new study published in The Lancet shows 6.5% of deaths in this country are attributed to cold weather, compared with 0.5% from hot weather. Most deaths will be from cardiovascular and respiratory disease, as it’s the heart and lungs that struggle when we are outside our comfort zone.

Gary Pearse
June 18, 2019 7:56 pm

Your old uncle says catastrophic global warming is bunkum because it was a cold day. And the CO2 Scientific Worriers say no it’s not because we had a warm day! Good Lord, I think the cause of Climate Change is due to calcification of academe cerebral blood vessels.

John Robertson
June 18, 2019 8:03 pm

Another contender for victim of the week award.
The “best Victim” must confess how terrified they are by cataclysmic climate fluctuations in their personal space.
Best horror,self imagined, wins a citation by Man Pig Bear or a special blessing from The Cult of Calamitous Climate.
More brownie points if they sign over all their worldly wealth to any one of the NGOs “saving our future climate”.
Douglas Adams”Be very very very frightened”is the best advise I can offer.
Dear Gang Green please be paralysed with fear.
You know you wanna.

June 18, 2019 10:52 pm

Same old adjusted data set in a new bottle

June 19, 2019 3:50 am

ABC aus is running this crud too.
last night was MINUS 1.9c today might have got to 12 or 13?
and another icy night again…warming is appreciated in preference all my spuds growing well just got whalloped and are limp n translucent leaved;-( 5 or more nights like this forecast, and lamb losses will be high too

June 19, 2019 8:18 am

In Our Backyard: a critical appraisal of CBC’s climate political campaign
Reuters and the CBC continue their misinformation, equating meteorological conditions with climate.

On average, the Arctic is warming two to three times faster than the rest of the world with climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports.

Except that in their desire to do so well, the agency and its parrot published a map forecast of the temperature anomalies affecting the northern hemisphere, hoping no one would understand what this map really means.
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Cross referencing this image with satellite animations, it is clear that major polar air descents (negative anomalies) are affecting northern Canada’s arctic islands, the entire east and central north American continent, the British Isles, western Europe and North western Africa (Morocco), central Siberia, China and northern Pacific.
These cold air strong negative anomalies will result in the poleward advections of warmer air (hence warm anomalies in western Greenland) displaced by these powerful polar air masses. This is basic atmospheric circulation, meteorology.

Yet neither Reuters nor their CBC parrot condescend to explain the synoptic situation.
Notwithstanding that these peak conditions are already changing…

June 19, 2019 11:07 am

Well, I finally looked up “woke”, as used in the context of the article’s title:

“alert to injustice in society, especially racism”

Oh, so everybody (other than radical-activist, social-justice warriors) is supposed to know what it means.

Since I assume that the word relates to being awake, might I suggest an alternate definition for others who want a more general term about being intellectually awake:

“alert to the stupidity in society, especially where climate-change alarmism is concerned”

James Schrumpf
June 19, 2019 11:42 am

+4 to -4 deg C from the 1961-1990 average? Nowhere on Earth is there any such departure from a baseline. Where did the artist get his numbers?

Reply to  James Schrumpf
June 19, 2019 12:42 pm

Yes, this gives an even worse name to painting by numbers.

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