Note that it is calibrated in tenths of a degree Celsius and that even that tiny amount of warming started long before the late 20th century.
The horizontal line is totally arbitrary, just a visual trick.
Although the company sees continued growth in oil demand into the 2040s, the rate of demand is slowing because of fuel efficiencies and the drive for greener energy.
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This would prompt competition, keeping long-term prices below 0 a barrel.
BP’s latest Energy Outlook report, published yesterday, estimates that more than 2.5 trillion barrels of oil have been discovered worldwide and technically could be extracted.
Much of this warming is due to what is known as the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect: bitumen, tall-buildings, air-conditioners, and fewer and fewer trees, means that urban areas become hotter and hotter.
For example, in a recent study of temperature variability and change for south-east Australia it is evident that maximum temperatures in the cities of Melbourne and Hobart are increasing at a rate of about 0.8 degree Celsius per century; while the rate of increase at the nearby lighthouses is half of this.
These extremes have not been exceeded for the last 40 years.
The whole graph would be a horizontal line if it were calibrated in whole degrees -- thus showing ZERO warming Central England Temperatures 1659-2016 show no trend The great trick in chartmanship is choosing your starting and ending points to show the sort of trend you want to show. So that is why a really long record is needed -- to avoid showing a small part of the record as typical of the whole. Look particularly at the summer temperatures (in red).