Can you hear the temperature rising?

Thursday, February 2, 2017 by Alison

Last year, 2016, was the warmest year on record, according to federal science agencies.  It can be hard to conceptualize these rising temperatures, especially when temperatures rise a little bit each year. Scientists at the University of Washington have tried to make this data easier to understand for everyone through sonification (the process of using audio to convey information).

Take a listen to Earth’s temperature over the past 137 years and hear the temperature peak in 2016!



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