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Global Warming – Time to get REAL
There is an enormous amount of information available about global warming. But most of it is not worth looking at. This article will give you almost everything that you need to know about global warming, using one map, one graph, and 4 small tables.
If that is not enough to persuade you to read this article, then consider this. After reading this article, you will probably feel less worried about global warming. (No guarantees, because I don’t know how worried you are now)
When it comes to global warming, most people are primarily concerned about the land. After all, that is where most of us live. So this article is going to ignore the oceans, the Arctic, and the Antarctic, and just look at the land.
But all of the land is not equal, when it comes to temperature. The temperature of the land varies with latitude. So this article will divide the land into 5 divisions, based on latitude. See the following map to see how the land is divided. The land in “Region n” will be called “Land n”.
One small point – the small amount of land at the bottom of South America (in Region 6), has been included in Region 5. This was done because it is very small, and didn’t justify a whole region of its own. And that means that there is one less bit of information that you need to worry about.
The following graph shows the amount of global warming for each land division, since 1880. Most people are probably aware that the land in region 1 has warmed the most, since 1880. Next comes the land in region 2, followed by the land in regions 5, 4, and 3.
If you want to know the total amount of global warming for each land division since 1880, then here are the numbers:
Land 1 – 2.7 degrees Celsius
Land 2 – 1.8 degrees Celsius
Land 3 – 1.3 degrees Celsius
Land 4 – 1.4 degrees Celsius
Land 5 – 1.5 degrees Celsius
The graph above, makes it clear that the people who live on the land in region 1, are the biggest victims of global warming. Or does it? Just to be clear, we are talking about the people who live in Canada, United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland), the top of France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Russia, the top of Kazakhstan, and the top of Mongolia. In total, about 500 million people (over 6% of the world’s population)
Before you start worrying about the people who live on the land in region 1 (which has had the most global warming since 1880, 2.7 degrees Celsius), remember than temperature anomalies don’t kill people, real actual temperatures are what can kill people. Consider the following fact:
In terms of real actual temperatures (NOT temperature anomalies), the land in region 1 is much, much, colder than the land in the other regions. So the people who live there, may even welcome the warming.
The average summer temperature for the land in region 1, is now (after global warming), 4.3 degrees Celsius colder than the next coldest land division. And it is a huge 9.7 degrees Celsius colder than the land division with the highest average summer temperature.
So the people who live on the land in region 1, are not going to be “cooked”. They are more likely to die from the cold. (you can see the winter temperatures in the tables near the end of this article)
People may be wondering about extreme summer temperatures, rather than average summer temperatures. Don’t worry, I am going to tell you about those as well.
The extreme summer temperature for the land in region 1, is now (after global warming), 7.9 degrees Celsius colder than the next coldest land division. And it is a massive 13.8 degrees Celsius colder than the land division with the highest extreme summer temperature.
So the people who live on the land in region 1, are not going to be “cooked” by extreme summer temperatures. They are more likely to go on holiday to places that are warmer than where they live.
Some interesting facts for people who like playing Trivial Pursuit. The land in region 4 has the highest average summer temperature (32.4 degrees Celsius). But they have only the 3rd highest extreme summer temperature. The land in region 2 has the highest extreme summer temperature (46.7 degrees Celsius).
That is all that I am going to say for now. Please have a look at the following 4 small tables, which show the real actual temperatures, before and after global warming, for the 5 land divisions, for average summer, extreme summer, average winter, and extreme winter. (note – all of the temperatures are in degrees Celsius)
The tables also show the amount of global warming for each land division since 1880, and the latitude range for each region.
If you are interested in seeing detailed real temperature coloured maps, for every 5 x 5 degrees latitude-longitude cell, then look at the following articles:
Real Average Temperatures
Real Temperatures – Northern Hemisphere Winter / Southern Hemisphere Summer
Real Temperatures – Northern Hemisphere Summer / Southern Hemisphere Winter
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