Five “Little colouring books” went to market!

I’ve finally finished my fourth and fifth “Little colouring books of climate mindfulness”. It’s been six months since I first got my hands on the pilot booklet of “Winter Blues”.

Over the summer, I added “Summertime” (of course) and “Middle Course”, and now you can also get hold of “Grandchildren” and “Worst Case” in the shop.

What’s in each booklet? Because the UK Climate Projections are so multi-dimensional, I had the choice of cutting the projections in many different ways to fill the 14 A6 pages excluding covers:

  • Scenarios for how much carbon we will continue to emit
  • Levels of probability, eg 10% or ‘very unlikely to be less than’, 33% or ‘unlikely to be less than’, to 90% ‘very unlikely to be greater than
  • Periods of time in the future, eg 2020s, 2050s, 2080s.
  • Times of the year, eg spring, summer, autumn, winter, all year
  • Locations in the UK, eg regions, 25km grid squares
  • Variables, eg temperature, precipitation, cloud cover, humidity
  • Variable measures, eg mean, mean daily maximum and minimum, extremes, absolute value or difference from long-term mean

Here’s what I came up with.

‘Dimensions’ of each booklet…

  Emissions scenario Probability level Future period Time of year Locations
“Winter Blues” Medium 50% 2050s Winter 25km grid
“Summertime” Medium 50% 2050s Summer 25km grid
“Middle Course” Medium 50% 2050s Whole year 25km grid
“Grandchildren” Medium 50% 2080s Whole year 25km grid
“Worst Case” High 90% 2050s Whole year 25km grid

…and their contents

“Winter Blues” and “Summertime”:

  • Daily mean temperature (°C)
  • Change in daily mean temperature (°C)
  • Mean daily maximum temperature (°C)
  • Change in mean daily maximum temperature (°C)
  • Mean daily minimum temperature (°C)
  • Change in mean daily minimum temperature (°C)
  • Change in temperature of the coolest day (°C)
  • Change in temperature of the warmest day (°C)
  • Change in temperature of the coolest night (°C)
  • Change in temperature of the warmest night (°C)
  • Change in precipitation (%)
  • Change in precipitation on the wettest day (%)
  • Change in total cloud (%)
  • Change in relative humidity (%)

“Middle Course”, “Grandchildren” and “Worst Case”:

  • Change in Spring daily mean temperature (°C)
  • Change in Summer daily mean temperature (°C)
  • Change in Autumn daily mean temperature (°C)
  • Change in Winter daily mean temperature (°C)
  • Change in temperature of the coolest Summer day (°C)
  • Change in temperature of the warmest Summer day (°C)
  • Change in temperature of the coolest Winter day (°C)
  • Change in temperature of the warmest Winter day (°C)
  • Change in Spring precipitation (%)
  • Change in Summer precipitation (%)
  • Change in Autumn precipitation (%)
  • Change in Winter precipitation (%)
  • Change in precipitation on the wettest Summer day (%)
  • Change in precipitation on the wettest Winter day (%)