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Australia Adds New Colors to Weather Forecasting Chart as Temperatures Skyrocket

Australia Adds New Colors to Weather Forecasting Chart as Temperatures Skyrocket | Regional Geography |
As heat records continue to be shattered with every passing day, Australia's Bureau of Meteorology has updated its weather forecasting chart to reflect rising temperatures.
Stacey Jackson's curator insight, May 8, 2013 8:55 PM

It's unfortunate to see that climate change has become so bad that scientists are now re-working maps to reflect the increasing temperatures. As a geography student, I'd be interested to see this heat map side-by-side with a map on wildfires in Australia. My guess is there would be parallels. 

Cam E's curator insight, April 8, 2014 1:08 PM

They should just skip the middle-man and make "Hell" a color. Dry land, low rainfall, and the flows of El Nino all contribute to the intense heat found in Australia.

James Hobson's curator insight, December 8, 2014 9:52 AM

(Oceania topic 5 [independent topic 1])

Those who argue that climate change / global warming is not occurring should just look at a map! Australia's addition of 2 temperature deviation ranges isn't just a random decision. Off-the-charts temperatures on a scale never experienced before in the area are the culprit. This seems to echo the decisions of many newspapers and television networks I've seen, which have added more colors to their temperature maps to compensate for the recent southwest heat wave and (you guessed it) the infamous polar vortex. after all, what good does a visualization map do if it's all just one or two colors? (Not to play devil's advocate, but it does go to show that changes are in fact happening.)

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