On 21st June 2019, the #ShowYourStripes initiative was launched, providing ‘warming stripe’ graphics for virtually every country at showyourstripes.info.
The data was provided by Berkeley Earth and several national meteorological agencies, and the stripe graphics are available for 1901-2018 for most locations, but extended further backwards where the national data was easily available. The US States and UK regions have their own separate graphics, as do Stockholm, Oxford and Vienna – three of the longest continuous series in Europe.
At the same time, the #MetsUnite initiative was encouraging TV weather forecasters to use the graphics in their live broadcasts. There were at least 120 broadcasts using the graphics in 30+ countries, and other media outlets discussed it online, such as Forbes and Weather Channel.
This graphic was produced specifically for the BBC article, showing every country in a single visualisation:
Thanks to: the Institute for Environmental Analytics for designing the website, Robert Rohde for providing the Berkeley data, Climate Central for encouraging the use of the graphics worldwide and Jeff Beradelli for leading the #MetsUnite initiative!