Understanding the new normal climate

The following charts are indicative of the effects of climate change on both average temperature and the increase in variance of temperature. Their inclusion here is meant to illustrate some of the environmental changes that are having in impact on our region, concerning in particular their impact on periods of drought and record rainfall in the region.

Understanding the new “normal” climate

the new normal temperature mean and variance charts

Folland and Karl et al., 2001
IPCC, 2001

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