Interactive map

Duncan Clark from data visualization studio Flourish has created a brilliant interactive map to show how many times temperature records have been broken over the last two decades.

Here's what Flourish say about it:

The winter of 2018 has seen some extreme cold. When the polar vortex froze the US east coast, some people took this as evidence that global warming is a myth. Something similar is now happening as the “Beast from the East” grips Europe. But analysing hundreds of millions of weather records to look for all-time high and low temperatures tells a different story. 

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You can learn more about the map and how it was made on the Flourish website. For an handy Q&A article on what the 'Beast from the East' snow storm means for Climate Change, check out this guardian article