US Power Plants, 2009. Plus all manner of other energy maps from CARMA.
Link to this nice little map is here. But a map of Aleppo is just an excuse to talk about the fact that Syria is now burning itself out from the inside, destroying its ancient cultural heritage in the process. This is the rivets popping. This is the fabric tearing. The map is also an excuse to point and yowl at what may be the biggest single contributor to this disaster, after Assad himself: climate change.
Water disappears, rurals run to the cities, hunger and thirst tagteam together to produce the most elemental forms of desperation. And civilization burns all the way down to the ground. This is the future. Pay heed, China.
greenland accelerated ice melt. Precisely the picture you most dread when you’re a climate paranoid.
nasa’s aquarius instrument, measuring the salinity of the world’s oceans so we don’t need to guess quite so much at the shape of the situation.
sea surface salinity. Specifically, the issue of low salinity in the north Pacific. Which introduces yet another potential eco-horror: de-stabilization of the Northern Pacific halocline.
like some sort of really bad rash, these flash-and-fades represent location and strength of all atomic tests in history. We seem to have gotten through it, but what’s still going under the skin?
crowd counting in DC. A little science applied to the art.