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Signpost Programme: Show your Stripes Day

Climate scientists, meteorologists, and citizens united on the 21 June — the summer solstice or Show Your Stripes Day — to raise awareness around the climate crisis. The graphic shown here - Warming Stripes for Ireland from 1901-2020 - featured in the August Signpost Programme newsletter.

Image above: Warming Stripes for Ireland from 1901-2020

The graphic above is a visual representation of the change in temperature in Ireland as measured over the past 120 years.  Each stripe represents the average temperature over a year. 

The blue indicates cooler than average annual averages, and red warmer than average. As you can see Ireland has had cool and warm periods. Similar to most nations, the warming being observed for Ireland has intensified in the past two decades. 

Ireland’s air temperature in 2019 was around 10.5 °C, which was 0.9 °C above the 1961-1981 long-term average, the warmest year since 2017 and the 9th consecutive year above normal.

The Signpost Programme is a collaborative programme to lead climate action by Irish farmers and their transition towards more sustainable farming systems. To learn more about the programme and to meet the signposts farmers and signpost partner organisations visit Signpost Programme