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Visualization of the Week: 2014 Warmest Year on Record

The visualization for the week comes from our friends at the Los Angeles Times, with their front-page, above-the-fold article in the Saturday, January 17, 2015 edition – “Heat Hits New High: 2014 was the warmest years ever measured, confirming a trend.” Since the science of climate change affects us all as a species, the graphic below resonates in a basic way. The NASA provided data vis shows how Earth’s average temperature has compared to a 30-year average taken in the middle of the 20th century.

 

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