As Temperatures Rise..the Shifting Bell Curve

March 29, 2019

Per the brilliant Robert Rohde, animation showing how temperature averages, and  extremes, have shifted upward as global temperatures have risen over last century and a half.

Often imagery like this is more effective than words in conveying the reality we face.

12 Responses to “As Temperatures Rise..the Shifting Bell Curve”

  1. Sir Charles Says:

    Also from Robert:

  2. Sir Charles Says:

    And if you like some Paris jazz…

  3. rabiddoomsayer Says:

    Not only is the curve moving sideways, it is flattening. So more events and events kill you.

    • A Thorpe Says:

      This is a plot of temperatures and not events.

      • dumboldguy Says:

        It is a plot of temperature anomalies, which ARE events, i.e., how a specific temperature reading taken at a specific time at a specific place differs from the norm. (I won’t use that word “average” that you so dislike).

        • A Thorpe Says:

          What is the event that kills? The deaths in Africa were due to people living by the coast in poor quality housing. Around 1700 there was a tsunami on the west coast of the USA by the Cascadia Subduction Zone. It is in the folklore of the first peoples and they know that living by the coast is not a good idea. We ignore that advice at our peril.

          • dumboldguy Says:

            WTF are you talking about with subduction zones and tsunamis?

            Pick your “killing events” from the long list of things that are a result of global warming due to the greenhouse effect of the CO2 that results from the burning of fossil fuels.

            More frequent and more powerful storms, flooding, drought, heat waves, cold waves, fires, northward spread of tropical diseases, sea level rise, warming and acidifying oceans, crop failures and famines.

  4. dumboldguy Says:

    Check out Robert Rohde’s twitter feed—-lots of great climate graphics

    This is one of the best animated graphics I have ever seen on any topic—anyone interested in human demographics and history should bookmark this one:

  5. A Thorpe Says:

    Because we have to adapt to ALL EVENTS and the way we do that is the same regardless of the cause. You really are an idiot. You still have to tell me how the graph shows events. And of course the average temperature was shown on the diagram, apparently you did not notice that.

    • dumboldguy Says:

      You truly are beyond stupid (or you’re a POE). I will waste no more time on you and suggest that other Crockers do likewise (not that any but I have paid you any attention since you proved early on that you were hopeless).

      • A Thorpe Says:

        Hi, Dumbo. I have just found the perfect comment that fits you and your Crockers. It was made by Professor Lindzen who was Professor of Meteorology at MIT. I suppose you will say he is beyond stupid as well, but he probably has the sense not to waste time with Crockers.

        This is a question he asked in a foreword to a book: “how do otherwise intelligent people come to believe such arrant nonsense despite its implausibility, internal contradictions, contradictory data, evident corruption and ludicrous policy implications. This is you and your groupthink Crockers.

  6. A Thorpe Says:

    From what I see, very few people pay your site any attention and those that do only agree. You know you get a kick out of a challenge. How else can you enjoy insulting people?


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