Climate change is real, it’s happening right now, and it’s pushing us into an increasingly grim-looking future. Still don’t believe it? Take a look at this graph.
Earlier this month, climate scientist Ed Hawkins put out one of the best visualizations we’ve seen of the changes in global climate over the last 160 years. Instead of depending on a simple line graph, Hawkins created a visually-arresting climate spirograph showing how—despite small variations between individual months—we’ve moved a long way from our baseline temperatures in 1850.