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Global climate data

Climate change is a global issue. This page shows global data to help readers understand the scale of the climate issue.


Source: Hao et al. (2014)


Source: Maue (2011), as updated.


Source: Koutsoyiannis (2020).

  • Overall precipitation. Three different datasets (two of them being reanalyses).
  • Standard deviation of precipitation (i.e. extremes)

Satellite temperatures

Source: University of Alabama Huntsville.

Snow cover

Source: Koutsoyiannis (2020).

Surface temperatures

If you are aware of alternative data series that you think we should show here, we’d love to hear from you. We are simply looking for readily understandable data series that are global (or nearly global) in scope.