We know that climate change is already affecting Earth’s weather in a major way, but we don’t exactly know how bad things are going to get. However, scientists have a pretty good idea of the probabilities of Earth going to hell in the next few decades. This video shows them.
Yesterday on reddit, I came across this picture of waste lagoon near a feedlot for cattle. In the image above and what appears to be a pool of blood is actually an algal bloom from the manure interacting with the water in the lagoon.
I did find it to be pretty interesting that the landscape actually turned into a color similar to that of…well, marbled steak.
Zoomed out shot of entire facility.
Look at all the cows!
Near the cattle feedlot, I also spotted this beautiful pattern in the landscape which is created by center pivot irrigation farming practices.
"The map displays 308,745,538 dots, one for each person residing in the United States at the location they were counted during the 2010 Census. Each dot is color-coded by the individual’s race and ethnicity. The map is presented in both black and white and full color versions. In the color version, each dot is color-coded by race."
These guys produce some of the best mapping and information visualizations on the web. This new map stack project is pretty fun for easily designing really cool looking maps. Also, just browse through some of Stamen’s work and GET INSPIRED. Also, I just noticed they’re hiring!!!
Cool new application where the idea is to map images & locations of particular moments. I know you can do the same thing in foursquare, twitter, facebook, & EVERYWHERE else but I enjoy the presentation and focus on the moment.