Arctic Warming Smashes NASA's Temperature Charts Arctic Warming Smashes NASA's Temperature Charts
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Arctic Warming Smashes NASA's Temperature Charts

by Ben Jervey

April 12, 2011

No hot pink. And a pretty odd scale on the legend. As Alexander writes, "The legend goes up in small, smooth steps: a range of 0.3 C, 0.5 C, 1 C, 2 C. Then, suddenly, 6 or 7 C." She also notes, "Since very few people examine the legend beyond recognizing that red is warm and blue is cold, the current legend seems sort of misleading. Am I the only one who feels this way?"

Nope, you're not. I totally agree. The rest of NASA is certainly going to have to adopt Hansen's new scales. Maybe someone will make a case for a better color, though?

Hat tip to Christopher Mims

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Arctic Warming Smashes NASA's Temperature Charts