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1920 or 2020? Cape Otway Edition

22 Dec 2021 | 1920 or 2020, Science Notes

Last week we took you to a lighthouse on the southern coast of Australia, and the view was so pleasant we decided to visit another one, a short distance west on Cape Otway. As always on this tour, our data come from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology website, and we invite you to guess which of the lines generated from it is the temperature record from 1920 and which is from 2020. If you need to click on the link to see the answer, it tells you just how big the climate crisis really is.

Here’s the answer.

And we’ll wager that the 2120 line won’t look all that different either.

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