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Maps can be a remarkably powerful tool for understanding the world and how it works, but they show only what you ask them to.

40 maps that explain the world

So when we saw a post sweeping the Web titled "40 maps they didn't teach you in school," one of which happens to be a WorldViews original, I thought we might be able to contribute our own collection. Some of these are pretty nerdy, but I think they're no less fascinating and easily understandable. A majority are original to this blog, with others from a variety of sources. I've included a link for further reading on close to every one. [Additional read: How Ukraine became Ukraine and 40 more maps that explain the world] 1. Click to enlarge.

What's more amazing: how much things have changed over the last 1,800 years, a major chunk of the civilizational history of humanity, or how many of this map's divisions are still with us today? Mapping Global Human Activity. Air traffic routes between North America and Europe It is absolutely astonishing that our world has reached a population exceeding 7 billion, as of this past Sunday.

Mapping Global Human Activity

With so many people occupying our world over many centuries, and with the number steadily growing, we're all bound to have had a significant impact on the planet. Luckily, Canadian scientist Felix Pharand-Deschenes has created visuals of our planet equipped with statistical graphics to represent various human influences on this home we call Earth. Pharand-Deschenes' Anthropocene Mapping project marks the paths of human activity including roadways, railways, airway traffic, internet cables, electricity transmission lines, and underwater data cables. World Map - StumbleUpon. World Map - Political - Physical.

Global Lightning Strike Frequency. USA Map and United States Satellite Image. Weather patterns over Southern Hemisphere have a regular pulse. Variations in rainfall and storm intensity over a broad swath of the Southern Hemisphere follow a pattern that repeats every 20 to 30 days.

Weather patterns over Southern Hemisphere have a regular pulse

The pattern is the first regular atmospheric oscillation found outside the tropics and could help scientists forecast weather and climate changes in the region. Earth Observations. Geo Maps & Stats. Photos - Découvrez les superbes vues de la Terre capturées depuis la Station spatiale internationale. Avez-vous déjà partagé cet article?

Photos - Découvrez les superbes vues de la Terre capturées depuis la Station spatiale internationale

Partager sur Facebook Partager sur Twitter Chris Hadfield, astronaute canadien, et actuel commandant de l’équipage de la Station spatiale internationale (ISS), a récemment partagé sur Twitter de magnifiques clichés de la Terre vue de l’espace. Depuis quelques jours, des images de la Terre vue de l’espace envahissent Twitter, pour le plus grand plaisir des amateurs d’astronomie.

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Sun and Moon by Robert Delaunay Kunsthaus Zürich Your daily digestWednesday 28 December. Top 10 World's Strangest Natural Wonders. BigPictureSmallWorld: Home. Touching Earth. Shambhala's Working Group on the Environment Our mission is that Shambhala become a powerful force for societal transformation in accordance with the principles and practices of both warriorship and sustainability.

Touching Earth

Contact the Touching the Earth group at Working Group Members: Joel Schecter, Chair Elizabeth Kanard Jessyca Goldstein Marty Janowitz Leila Bruno David Wimberly Herrie Haverkamp Jeff Chamberlain Sherry Ellms In the winter of 2008, Buddhadharma magazine published an appeal for an international Buddhist conference in response to the growing risks of climate change.

The Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, would like to like to encourage everyone to read and sign the statement if they so wish, as it is a significant contribution to the discussion of Buddhist contemplation and action on environmental protection. Please visit this article to view and sign the Buddhist Declaration on Climate Change. Touching the Earth Documents & Reports : Helpful Links.

Les lauréats du concours "Sony World Photography Awards" Stellarium. If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel - A tediously accurate map of the solar system. Mercury Venus Earth.

If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel - A tediously accurate map of the solar system

EarthGame 1. PYRAMID GRID. The European Pyramid grid.


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The Subway in Zion National Park

A notable characteristic of the 229 sq. mile park is definitely Zion Canyon that is Fifteen miles in length and up to half a mile in depth, slice from the crimson and brownish Navajo Sandstone from the Northern Fork of the Virgin River. Glowing Cave in New Zealand. INCREDIBLE PLACES. Emerging Earth Community. GLOBAL DIALOG. Think Global. The World That Can Be/New Future. Meio Ambiente. Cooperative communities. New Dream Community Action Kit. It's one of the first things we learn as kids: How to share.

New Dream Community Action Kit

But this practice usually fades as we become adults. Learn More. In August 2012 the Center for a New American Dream presented a free webinar about how to start up a new tool library in your community. Topics included obtaining funding, finding a location, tracking tools, navigating through legal issues, and more. The webinar featured speakers from successful tool libraries around the country. Guest speakers: Mike Froehlich - Founder, West Philly Tool Library (Philadelphia, PA)Jason Hatch - Founder, North Portland Tool Library (Portland, OR)Pete McElligott - Founder, Berkeley Tool Lending Library (Berkeley, CA)Ty Yurgelevic - Founder, Temescal Tool Lending Library (Oakland, CA) Click play on the video below to watch a recording of the webinar.

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