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Climate Graphics: JG Illustrations

I can't take full credit for any illustration I've contributed to SkS. Each illustration usually starts in the mind of one of our many authors, who shares the idea, sometimes a sketch. It then endures a critique, often emerging as something quite different. At various stages of this process, I jump in and start providing drafts. In this way, I've become a focal point of a lot of the contributions made on this site.

This page is our attempt to exploit the de facto focal point so as to share many of our collaborative drawings and to point back to the source article and authors.
John Garrett (jg)

Human CO2 emissions 130x volcanic, v3

Milestones in Climate Science

Milestones in Climate Science: 1820 to 1930

Milestones in Climate Science: 1930 to 1960

Milestones in Climate Science: 1960 to 2010

Climate consensus and resistance

Rock Weathering CO2 Cycle (with annotations)

Rock Weathering CO2 Cycle (no annotations)

Misinformation Blitz

Timeline EPICA human evolution and civilization

Clean Coal through Carbon SequESCHERing

Arctic Methane Release


Two decades attacking the consensus

Attack the Consensus

CO2 Shotput x40

CO2 to trash in trash trucks

CO2 Saturation Myth Part 1: Water Tank Analogy

CO2 Saturation Myth Part 2: Atmosphere

Timeline of Bio-Logging Climate Data

Argo Probe Cycle

Bird Feeding Mismatch

Large Igneous Province Impacts

CO2 measurements from 1970-2015 at Mauna Loa, Barrow, Samoa, and South Pole

Mauna Loa CO2 Sampling

Ghost of Climate Present

Ghost of Climate Future

Ghost of Climate Past

Myth Rebuttal Chart

Glacier Mass Balance 2013/2014 Observation Period, part 1 of 4

Glacier Mass Balance 2013/2014 Observation Period, part 2 of 4

Glacier Mass Balance 2013/2014 Observation Period, part 3 of 4

Glacier Mass Balance 2013/2014 Observation Period, part 4 of 4

DENIAL101x 2.4.2 Urban Heat Island

DENIAL101x 3.2.2 CO2 400k years

DENIAL101x 4.4.1 Climate Modeling

DENIAL101x Human fingerprint

DENIAL101x 3.3.3 Soda Can Analogy

DENIAL101x 3.3.3 Soda Can to Ocean

DENIAL101x 3.3.3 Ocean warming feedback loop

DENIAL101x 3.3.3 Fire Spark Feedback

DENIAL101x 1.2.4 Group Think

DENIAL101x 2.2.1 Heat indicators

DENIAL101x 1.2.4 Learning Tower Animation

DENIAL101x 1.2.4 Leaning Tower (Static)

DENIAL101x 2.2.1 How Earth Warms

DENIAL101x 3.2.2 Natural CO2 sources

Energy Imbalance Simplified

CO2 Emissions: Mt. St. Helens vs US Traffic 2016

Ocean CO2 Uptake

Ocean CO2 Update Sequence 1 of 7

Ocean CO2 Update Sequence 2 of 7

Ocean CO2 Update Sequence 3 of 7

Ocean CO2 Update Sequence 4 of 7

Ocean CO2 Update Sequence 5 of 7

Ocean CO2 Update Sequence 6 of 7

Ocean CO2 Update Sequence 7 of 7

Milestones in climate science: 1800s to 1950s (Trump edition)

Firn (ice)

Ferrari with no gas

Car Frost, Clear and Cloudy Nights

CO2 and Tuning Fork

Skeptical Science 10 years birthday

Milestones in Climate Science, 200 years (Portuguese)

Milestones in Climate Science, 1820 - 1930 (Portuguese)

Milestones in Climate Science, 1930 - 1960 (Portuguese)

Milestones in Climate Science, 1960-2010 (Portuguese)

Brake Time (When is too late to hit the brakes?)

Carbon Isotopes

Carbon 14 origin

Sun and CO2 over 200 million years

Second law of thermodynamics

Nimbus 3 observed, theoretical IR, and black body

Walking Dog: Climate vs Weather Analogy

Armadillo hitch-hiking south

Cabinet analogy

Sinking Ship Reaches New Heights

Full Glass Analogy

Climate states per Steffen et al., PNAS 2018

Climate States per Steffen et al., PNAS 2018 (German)

Ice Tea and Temperature Rise

Inertia, your friend

Jet stream sailboat keel

Cliff jumping

Tides of Earth

Lotteries, Evaporation, Superstorms

Snow on a hot tin roof

Eemian Sealevel

Eemian Sealevel Schematic

Milankovitch Cycles

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