Ranking global temperatures

I don’t think that I’ve seen this kind of infographic before. It comprises of a table with columns of the ranked position of each month, season and year since 1950. For example the January of 1958 in the GISTemp data series was the warmest on record in the series up to that particular year, and it wasn’t until 1981 that the January record was either matched or exceeded again. I think it’s quite an effective way of showing the acceleration that’s taken place in global warming during the last 50 years. It might not be as visually impressive other that visualise global temperatures and hopefully I’ve got my coding right on this one – let me know if you think I haven’t.

2 thoughts on “Ranking global temperatures”

    1. I don’t know if earlier versions of the GISTemp series are available to download.
      I do have versions four and five of the HadCRUT series which I have posted about before.
      HadCRUT differences

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