Figure : caq_short-term-vs-long-term

Short-Term Variability Versus Long-Term Trend

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North Carolina State University
Kenneth E. Kunkel

This figure appears in chapter appendix-5-frequently-asked-questions of the Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States: The Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II report.

Short-term trends in global temperature (blue lines show approximate temperature trends at five-year intervals) can range from decreases to sharp increases. The evidence of climate change is based on long-term trends over 30 years or more (red line). The black line shows the annual average change in global surface temperature from 1970 to 2016 relative to 1901–1960. Source: adapted from Walsh et al. 2014.ee2ad491-9e02-4f29-859a-07970e4d1de1

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