The problem with that equity vs. equality graphic you’re using [NOTE: November 1, 2016. This post has been updated based on the new things I’ve learned about these images since posting the original article.] I was doing some work for a colleague at the Family Leadership Design Collaborative, and she gave me a challenge: redesign the “equity vs. equality” graphic that’s been circulating on the web. You’ve probably come across a version of this graphic yourself. There are a bunch of iterations, but basically it shows three people trying to watch a baseball game over the top of a fence. The people are different heights, so the shorter ones have a harder time seeing.
BERKELEYEARTH_ORG - Global temparature report for 2019. Berkeley Earth, a California-based non-profit research organization, has been preparing independent analyses of global mean temperature changes since 2013. The following is our report on global mean temperature during 2019. We conclude that 2019 was the second warmest year on Earth since 1850. The global mean temperature in 2019 was colder than 2016, but warmer than every other year that has been directly measured. Consequently, 2016 remains the warmest year in the period of historical observations. How Much Hotter Is Your Hometown Than When You Were Born? By NADJA POPOVICH, BLACKI MIGLIOZZI, RUMSEY TAYLOR, JOSH WILLIAMS and DEREK WATKINS Climate modelling by Climate Impact Lab Additional design and development by Troy Griggs. Methodology For each year, the count of days at or above 9032 degrees reflects a 21-year rolling average. Temperature observations for your hometown are averaged over an area of approximately 625 km² (240 square miles), and may not match single weather-station records.
Marlon James: Why I'm Done Talking About Diversity You’d think with the rise of Donald Trump in the US, Marine Le Pen in France, the newly energized Neo-Nazi and KKK movements, and with people from all over the world (but particularly Europe) suddenly emboldened to be public with their racism, anti-Semitism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and xenophobia, that now would be the perfect time to raise the banner high for diversity. Now would be the time to have discussions, and raise awareness. And yet now seems like the perfect time to stop talking about it. Or at least stop talking about it in the way we always have. Why now, when that voice seems to be needed most?
NATURE 23/07/19 Adaptive responses of animals to climate change are most likely insufficient Systematic literature review We aimed at assessing adaptive phenotypic responses to climate change across six broad taxa of animals: arachnids, insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. We distinguished between two climatic variables: temperature and precipitation.
Kyoto Protocol - Targets for the first commitment period Targets for the first commitment period The targets for the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol cover emissions of the six main greenhouse gases, namely: • Carbon dioxide (CO2); • Methane (CH4); • Nitrous oxide (N2O); • Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs); • Perfluorocarbons (PFCs); and • Sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) The maximum amount of emissions (measured as the equivalent in carbon dioxide) that a Party may emit over a commitment period in order to comply with its emissions target is known as a Party’s assigned amount. The individual targets for Annex I Parties are listed in the Kyoto Protocol's Annex B. Kyoto Protocol Reference Manual on Accounting of Emissions and Assigned Amounts Countries included in Annex B to the Kyoto Protocol for the first commitment period and their emissions targets
NATURE 04/03/20 Emissions: world has four times the work or one-third of the time - New synthesis shows what a wasted decade means for the climate pact made in Paris. The past decade of political failure on climate change has cost us all dear. It has shrunk the time left for action by two-thirds. In 2010, the world thought it had 30 years to halve global emissions of greenhouse gases. Today, we know that this must happen in ten years to minimize the effects of climate change. Incremental shifts that might once have been sufficient are no longer enough. The further bad news is that, even taken together, the proposed climate action by all countries is a long way from meeting this requirement. Negative effects of climate change A stable climate is a vital foundation for all life on Earth — but our climate is now changing dangerously fast, with widespread and harmful effects on people and the wild places we love. Melting ice sheets and glaciers are adding to sea level rise, putting millions at risk. Heatwaves, droughts and fires are becoming more ferocious. We can't wait any longer. It's time to break our remaining ties to the polluting energy systems responsible for these climate change impacts, and shift to the 100 percent renewable energy future we all want. Glaciers and polar ice are melting
INTECH 30/05/19 Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Strategies for Agronomic Crops 1. Introduction Climate change and variability are the real threats to agriculture and food security [1, 2]. Cities: Skylines on Steam Reviews “The finest city builder in over a decade, Cities: Skylines's few flaws are so minor I only noticed them after hours of enjoyment.”10/10 – The Escapist“Through deep and rewarding gameplay, Colossal Order’s new simulation fills the increasingly noticeable void in the genre. Where others have failed, Cities: Skyline excels and delivers the new gold standard of modern city-builders.”8.8/10 – GameInformer“Cities: Skylines is a title that will eat up hours of your time, and with a commitment from the developers to continue support for the title in the future, and Steam Workshop integration, the huge amount of replayability the base game has will become even bigger. I wholeheartedly recommend this game and can’t wait to see what modders and Colossal Order have in store for us in the future.”9/10 – Destructoid