What: This blog is an experiment in ‘open source’ climate science. It is written by climate scientists, but open to anyone to see and comment. Guest posts are encouraged! If you want to contribute a post, please contact the editor.

Aim: To promote collaboration through open scientific discussion, and to improve our understanding of our evolving climate. Success would be a single, collaborative paper as a result of discussions on this blog.

How: If the posts are interesting to you, please comment. Or contribute a post of your own. Views from climate scientists (and beyond) are welcome and encouraged

It is not: Please keep the discussion scientific and on topic – this is not meant to be a typical blog discussion of the consensus view on climate science.

Ed Hawkins (editor) – 24th January 2012 – contact

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  1. Great site Ed & company! I have plugged you in a South African environmental feature on a premier fine music station, Fine Music Radio. Regards from Cape Town.

  2. The spirals are a brilliant way of bringing information to life. They should be useful in education, and for making strong points to politicians (and deniers!). Thanks.

  3. Thanks Ed and All. When I first saw your spirals I was impressed: they are a meaningful way to explain complex data. My island ~ Tongareva Atoll ~ is badly affected by climate change impacts: large sections of forest fell down (too much salt, limited rainfall, u/v radiation); we suffered massive coral bleaching in 2016 and then algal encroachment; many fish species left for cooler water (Lagoon was 38 Celsius for weeks) & all the large seabirds followed. We’ve been successfully replanting since May 2015, but nature takes time ~ we now have the first shadow again and hopefully can repair the canopy to keep soil moisture in. I’ve organised a Science Fair for 15th November ~ both schools are doing climate change projects and we expect the entire community to attend. I’ll share the link to your temperature spiral. Many thanks, Michael

  4. Great work. Know anywhere one could find a world map that changes with time? I imagine colors to indicate a new daily minimum and new daily maximum temperature by location.

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