Long Term Graphs of Local Climates
The following graphs shows the classic image of changing global temperatures. It gives averages over a year and five years and over the globe, i.e. over time and space. But what do they mean to the individual and do they hide a great variation in climate change effects across the globe.
How are different climate measures affected. Are maximum temperatures affected in the same way as minimum temperatures? The answer is no they are not. So here we start looking at different cities and localities across Australia.
People find it hard to identify with a change in global temperatures. What does it really mean for them? When you look at what people in one location actually experience, the rise in temperatures due to climate change is distinctly greater than the commonly quoted broad averages over large areas.
These graphs imply that we really do have a climate emergency on our hands. There is a petition for people to sign at the website, http://climateemergencydeclaration.org/petition1/