World Climate Widget – stats

(see below to get the widget on your sidebar)

Latest UAH global temperature anomaly graph:

University of Alabama – Huntsville (UAH) – Dr. Roy Spencer – Base Period 1981-2010 – Click the pic to view at source

NOTE: The standard UAH baseline is now 1979-2010.

Data source is here: UAH lower troposphere data

Latest MLO CO2 graph:

Mauna Loa CO2

Source data: ftp://ftp.cmdl.noaa.gov/ccg/co2/trends/co2_mm_mlo.txt

Latest SOHO MDI image:


Here are the sources for current values of the sunspot count and solar radio flux:



This sidebar widget can be used for any website or blog by anyone free of charge.

There are only two requirements for its use:

1. It links back to this page so that others may find how to use it.

2. It is not modified or sold for any commercial purpose

Here is the HTML code to place in your WordPress or website sidebar:

<a href="http://wattsupwiththat.com/widget/">

<img title="Click to get your own widget"


alt="Click to get your own widget" width="166" height="223" /></a>

Simply cut and paste the code into Notepad (or other text editor) to clear any formatting then paste into your website sidebar section as HTML.

Or you may also simply copy and paste the entire widget image from above. The image URL for the widget image is:



If you want to add the image to Mac OS X Dashboard, open the link in Safari:


Select “Open in Dashboard” under the file menu.

Click on the image.

Click the “Add” button.

I make no guarantees on the timeliness of update or 24/7 availability of the widget. Typically it is updated once a month in the first week of the month.

ALSO AVAILABLE – the Our Climate iPhone App:

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Neat, Anthony! Is there a way to explain the purple line in a simple way?
REPLY: Mauna Loa CO2 in ppm since 1979 to match the UAH record. -A

David L. Hagen

Per Ron’s query, suggest using the same color for the line and CO2 ppm and text. They appear different to me.

Mike Bryant

Hmmmm they look like the same color to me…

David L. Hagen

Another suggestion is to put the label and color number closest to the line on the right.
e.g CO2 # on top right closest to the purple at the top right
Temperature anomaly # at the bottom right as closer to the temperature line.
Currently spotless days in this sunspot minimum would be an impressive number as it is breaking records – though sunspots is the useful more long lived parameter.
It might be interesting to experiment with red above the temperature line and blue below as hotter/cooler.

Sioned L

I have no website or blog. Anyway to get it on my google homepage as one of their wigets?

David L. Hagen

Suggest wrapping “Anomaly” onto the second line and overwrite the graph (its blank there).
That would give a simpler main line comparable to the CO2 line.
Suggest adding the leading “0” before the decimal point. The dot easily gets lost to where it looks like 42 C rather than 0.42 C.
On difference between Mike and my perceptions, suggest running the differences by a color blindness / communications checker so that most people can see the difference.
Possibly add right/left arrows to the line, though I would hope most would know CO2 is steadily increasing.



David L. Hagen (19:12:10) :
Per Ron’s query, suggest using the same color for the line and CO2 ppm and text. They appear different to me.

They are different, per color picker from colorzilla
The text “388 ppm is color triplet 223:68:156
The CO2 trace on the graph is color triplet 214:7:223
I am red/green color blind and they appear very different to me.

Kum Dollison

Right now, the most fascinating thing to me is the way Dr. Spencer’s SST chart is leading the UAH Atmospheric chart around by the nose. I don’t know if it’d be possible, but it would make a great “overlay.”

Don Shaw

Again thanks,
I have been looking for a site that consolidates important data and this latest is just great.

As an inbred moron, I’m not sure I did this right. I have it in the sidebar, but the link is back to this page. Do I win a Hansen award?
REPLY: That’s what is supposed to happen for now, later this page will contain more detailed info on climate…but this is all in development now. You did it right. -A


Excellent idea and well done. This is a visually appealing widget. Thanks for the effort!

Ron de Haan

Great Idea Anthony, great Widget.
For the future the following suggestion, please add:
1. sea level graph
2. Arctic and Antarctic Ice extend (or global ice extend to keep it simple)
3. Tropical Storm Activity

Mr Lynn

Any idea how to get this into Dashboard on OS X?
/Mr Lynn
REPLY: Does it have a feature to make a link to a web page? if so use that

Mike McEvoy

You might want to add current IPCC projections as a baseline for the data – projected vs actual.

Ubique of Perth WA

Would it be too wicked to show the range of IPCC temperature projections on the same graph, i.e. fantasy vs reality. Or just too impractical?


Solar Wind speed would be nice ?
Maybe something on Artic and Antarctic sea ice anomoly ?
Excellent little widget !!


solar wind would be nice……if it impacted climate……..

Jonathan Castle

Many thanks for a cool widget.


Agree with GGM that solar windspeed would be a good addition, seems like there is room for more solar data and reduce the sunspot and flux info to the same font size as co2 and air temp.
Like it! Thanks Anthony.

Dear Anthony, very nice, added to http://motls.blogspot.com/


What is the normal period/dataset for the anomaly presented in this widget?

Alan Wilkinson

Could you separate the two lines vertically more to make sure a casual glance doesn’t misinterpret co2 as the temperature slope?

Any chance for a PHP version?

Added to my solar science blog even though its in hiatus as I don’t have enough time to update it 🙁

Keith Minto

Great Idea, Anthony…….I use Google gadgets on my sidebar and and its addition there would be useful. It would also create awareness for the general user.

Have been reading wuwt for nearly a year now since I found it on andrew bolt’s blog here in Australia
Like your widget and have added it to my web page
keep up the great work

Could full image be a little bigger?
I think that time bars should show the number of the year, if not all at least every two of them.
Below the text line of number of sunspots, could you add the date?

John Silver

The purple line can be confused for a a trend line for temperature. It confused me. I’m confused.

Chris Schoneveld

And why not also SST and OHC?

Mark N

Annual Sea temperatures around the British Isles?
I’ve been looking for this on the web and keep running into stuff with a AGW agenda and not giving the facts, just interpretations.
I’m told October is the warmest but cant find information to back this statement up.
Any ideas would be welcome

I am trying to duplicate this graph with this web site tools:http://www.woodfortrees.org
Anyone succeeded to do it?
I want to add it to my blog http://simonfiliatrault.blogspot.com/ but would like to tell people how to duplicate the result from raw data.

Tom in Florida

Would like to see the baseline being used for the anomoly so that new viewers understand it is not based on the entire climate history of the planet.

Steven Hill

Nice! Thanks!


I hope somebody can make this into an Apple OS X widget.

Jon Jewett

A suggestion for an addition, but it would make your widget even more political.
Countdown timers to the END OF THE WORLD as per various “noted persons”.
Gordon Brown, PM Great Britain, says we have 50 days.
In January 2006, Rush Limbaugh started a ten year countdown clock for Al Gore. On his clock, we have 6 years, 3 months.
If you have an interest in putting music to the item, I suggest
It is a mass written for the “End of Time” i.e. the end of the world. In Anno Domini 1000 . All the “learned people” have been getting it wrong for over a thousand years.
Steamboat Jack


If you want to add the image to Mac OS X Dashboard, open the link in Safari:
Select “Open in Dashboard” under the file menu.
Click on the image.
Click the “Add” button.

Mr Lynn

I asked, “Any idea how to get this into Dashboard on OS X?”
Anthony replied: “Does it have a feature to make a link to a web page? if so use that.”
Dashboard is apparently an application that downloads widgets from Apple’s own site, here: http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/?r=dbw
To add a widget, one must be an Apple Developer: “Apple Developer Connection (ADC) members are eligible to submit products for possible listing on the Mac OS X Downloads website.” See this page:
Anyone here competent to do this?
/Mr Lynn

I’m a registered (and experienced – 20+ years) iPhone and Mac developer – would love to help you produce an iPhone app – usually do corporate stuff, so this would be terrific fun.


Dashboard is apparently an application that downloads widgets from Apple’s own site, here: http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/?r=dbw
No… Dashboard has been built into the Finder starting with v10.5 (Tiger).
It should activate when you hit “F12” on your keyboard.


Ack… Let me clarify my last statement, because what I meant to say and what I did say are two completely different things. I was trying to be brief and to finish the posting before heading out on an errand and what I said came out wrong.
Yes, Dashboard can download “widgets” from Apple’s site. Those widgets can do a lot of things, but the functionality you are looking for is built into Dashboard … you don’t need to download anything.
Just follow the steps I laid out earlier and a “web clip” of the “World Climate Widget” will appear on your “Dashboard”, which is toggled by hitting F12 (on some laptops, I think it might be a lower numbered Fn-key).

Works well in my blog here: http://agbjarn.blog.is
I had to scale it down a bit so it is now 140 pixels wide and 188 pixels high. A bit smaller, but looks good.

Joel Shore

I am surprised that nobody so far has commented on the relative scaling of the axes for CO2 and temperature. The CO2 line is drawn such that temperatures would have to rise more than 0.5 C / decade in order to have the same slope as it. This rise is much higher than the rise that the IPCC expects. (0.15 to 0.2 C / decade would be more appropriate but would have not have had the visual effect that you presumably desired.)

John Edmondson

If you use the right scaling factor , there is a good match between UAH and CO2 at about 100ppm/Degree C
I tried this on Woodfor trees:-

John Edmondson

Sorry 200ppm/Degree C


Why not call it the WUWT-World Climate? We know it is a Widget, no need to spell it out!
If you could fit global sea level and global; ocean heat content, that would complete the picture.

David Schnarae

What is the baseline for the temperature anomoly? 0.42 deg above what?

John Edmondson

Also using Hadcrut over the full CO2 range
According to the Met Office this 200ppm/Degree C slope is about to change to 20ppm/Degree C over the next 40 years. A whole order of magnitude faster. I think not?

Sarah from Saskatchewan

This is a great idea Anthony.
Please look into making it available as a mobile app for iphone, and a google gadget

@John Edmondson I got close also with this one on woodfortrees.