Monday, October 29, 2012
Will Climate Change Driven Superstorms Like Sandy Lead to Fukushima-Like Nuclear Disasters in the U.S?
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
In the The Six Stages of Climate Grief. Daphne Wysham says.
"We are surpassing all of scientists' worst-case scenarios by a long shot — we are now on track to an 11-degree Fahrenheit rise by the end of the century, according to the International Energy Agency. We've broken over 4,000 temperature records in the United States just this year, and scientists tell us record droughts, floods, storms, and forest fires all may become 'the new normal.'"
But, Daphne finds hope in working together and "doing the work." She says,
"After years of working through these stages, I've discovered a new sixth stage: doing The Work. This means taking courage from each other as we look this monster in the eye and fight side-by-side in the battle of a lifetime. Systemic change — not just light-bulb change — is what's required now. This must include everything from replacing the GDP as an outdated measure of progress to getting schools to teach climate science and arm the next generation with the facts."
Saturday, July 23, 2011
View the NASA heatwave maps here
Friday, July 22, 2011
The Climate Reality Project is bringing the facts about the climate crisis into the mainstream and engaging the public in conversation about how to solve it. We help citizens around the world discover the truth and take meaningful steps to bring about change.
Founded and chaired by Al Gore, Nobel Laureate and former Vice President of the United States, The Climate Reality Project has more than 5 million members and supporters worldwide. It is guided by one simple truth: The climate crisis is real and we know how to solve it.
Check out the Climate Reality Project Here
Friday, July 1, 2011
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Climate Change Global Warming Shapefiles - Changes in Temperature and Precipitation from 2010 through 2099
About the A2 Scenario
The A2 storyline and scenario family describes a very differentiated and heterogeneous world. The underlying theme is self-reliance and preservation of local identities. Emphasis on economic, social, and cultural interactions between regions is less than in other storylines. Fertility patterns across regions converge very slowly, which results in high population growth. Economic development is uneven, the income gap between now-industrialized and developing parts of the world does not narrow, and per capita economic growth and technological change are more fragmented and slower than in other storylines. Main characteristics A2 scenario include: high population growth, medium GDP growth, high energy use, medium-high land use changes, low resource (mainly oil and gas) availability, slow pace and direction of technological change favoring regional economic development.
In addition to each GIS shapefile map layer, you get base map layers including cities, roads, rivers, states and water bodies.
Download Climate Change GIS Shapefile Map Layers for Temperature and Precipitation Change from 2010 through 2099
Saturday, February 20, 2010
- As your main desktop GIS
- As an alternative desktop GIS
- To distribute data to others
- To develop and distribute custom spatial data analyses
MapWinGIS ActiveX Control
At the core of the MapWindow application is the MapWinGIS ActiveX control. Using this control, you can program custom mapping functionality directly into your own software.
- Open source component (free distribution)
- Complete GIS API for shapefile and grid data
- Many built in GIS functions
What makes this GIS tool different than the others?
MapWindow is Open Source so you develop your own plug-ins if desired. MapWindow is free to use and redistribute to your clients and other end users.
Unlike other free tools, MapWindow is more than just a data viewer, it is an extensible geographic information system. This means that you can write plug-ins to add additional functionality (models, special viewers, hot-link handlers, data editors, etc.) and pass these along to any number of your clients and end users.
MapWindow includes standard GIS data visualization features as well as DBF attribute table editing, shapefile editing, and grid importing and conversion.
MapWinGIS ActiveX includes a GIS API for shapefile and grid data with many built in GIS functions.
MapWinGIS ActiveX can be redistributed royalty-free. No fee is required, although we happily accept donations to help support this effort.
If you are new to GIS, Check out the free Learn2Map GIS Tutorial and Shapefile Atlas.