Looking uncannily like Van Gogh’s ‘The Starry Night‘, a visualisation of ocean surface currents around the world between June 2005 and December 2007. A bit lovely. Best watched big, in HD. via B3ta.
Category: Environment and Climate Change
This DEFRA infographic provides a summary of potential threats and opportunities to the UK as a result of climate change. Climate Change Risks This is one of those infographics that would be easier to understand if it was all just written down as words. In fact it’s not really an infographic, is...
What moves at 1,667 kilometers per hour and has been saved by Bruce Willis? That would be the planet Earth.
Each year in South East Asia, the months from June through October see monsoon rains, consisting of torrential daily rainfall. This is a predicable annual event in Cambodia, where 75% of the country lies no more than 100m above sea level, and sophisticated irrigation systems and reservoirs were built a thousand years ago. As increasing population, tourism and industrialisation hamper Cambodia’s ability to manage flooding, what can we in the UK still learn from Cambodia about flood management?
Fauna & Flora International, a conservation organisation with an emphasis on threatened species and ecosystems worldwide, are at Copenhagen to keep an eye on REDD negotiations and biodiversity / conservation issues (criminally overlooked in the scramble for agreements on carbon emissions targets) – they’re keeping a blog which you can read here.
With the Copenhagen climate change conference now only five days away, I thought I might offer some guidance to attendees on some things that are less than useful to say. It will be essential to foster an atmosphere of constructive cooperation in Copenhagen, so let’s save some pain now by following some simple guidelines and avoiding saying certain things.
Were you hoping that the cosmetics or other goods you bought that were RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) certified were from genuinely sustainable sources? Think again.
Ancient civilisations usually don’t get wiped out by just one thing, but the Rapa Nui of Easter Island and the Nasca of Peru both appear to have been undone by deforestation. What factors drove the destruction of the Nasca, and what is different 1500 years on?