Climate change just got another telling visual courtesy of the famed temperature spiral creator. But rather than a graph, it’s a series of 167 maps.

Alone, they each tell the story of whether a year was mostly hot or mostly cold or mostly average. Together, they show unequivocally how much our planet has warmed since the 1850s, including the rapid rise over the past three decades.

These maps show how much the planet has warmed every year since 1850. It's really worth viewing this large (clicking that link will open a 10 MB file).

Read more: 167 Tiny Maps Tell the Major Story of Climate Change



Agriculture is placing the biggest demands on water in Asia and the Pacific, as rising populations, rapid urbanization, and energy, industrial, and domestic use have left water stocks in a critical state.

Read more: Agriculture Placing Huge Demands on Water: Asia's Thirst for Food



90-159x300SARA BLACK
Professional photographer, renewable energy advocate

1. Develop energy consciousness.

Every time I plug a device or appliance into a wall socket or every time I flick a switch—these actions consume energy. Fewer unnecessary actions mean less wastage. I try to conserve power as much as I can.

Read more: 10 things you and I can do for climate change


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