Mets Unite around the world showing the famous Climate Stripes

These famous climate stripes show how the wold has warmed since 1850. Each vertical line represents the average temperature for that year Credit: - Professor Ed Hawkins - University of Reading

Thursday 18th June was the third annual #MetsUnite event where weather presenters and meteorologists across the World showed their ‘warming stripes’ including across ITV.

Here Laura Tobin, Good Morning Britain Meteorologist and Weather Presenter, discusses the warming stripes, the record breaking year to date and the impacts of coronavirus on the environment.

The now award winning warming stripes were designed by Professor Ed Hawkins at the University of Reading to clearly communicate how global and local temperatures have changed over time and to discuss climate change to the public in a simple way.

Each coloured stripe shows the temperature each year compared to average. Blue is cooler than average, red is warmer than average. It is clear to see on a global level that there are lots of red stripes showing how the World is warming rapidly. 2020 is on track to be one of the warmest years on record globally.

Find your stripes here: