This is a handy graphic that was invented by Ed Hawkins of the NOAA to show the warming trend of our world. Each stripe is a year; the color is its average temperature over that year, with dark blue being below average, and dark red being above. Most countries start in 1901, but the United States starts in 1895. As you move right, the years move forward, ending with 2018.
With this graphic, it’s quite easy to see how, over time, the world is warming. Above is California.
Go to #ShowYourStripes to input your own information and see how your state, or country, has warmed over time. Check out the FAQ’s. I think it’s a very straightforward and striking way to see how things are changing.