Gallery of Temperature Change Data

This gallery of ten temperature graphs shows global temperatures on different timescales from decades (recently measured temperatures) to centuries (reconstructed) to millions of years (modeled from ice cores).

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Robert A. Rohde
Global Warming Art

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

Instructor can use the graphs in a jigsaw approach to get at temperature change over time and climate variability, allowing students to explore the different methods used to collect data and consider reasons for the uncertainty in the data.

The link to "Predictions of Future Change Gallery" could serve as an entry point to discussing models.