2,000 Years of Continental Climate Changes. Climate change is a complicated, and sometimes controversial, global topic. I really like this data visualization of 2,000 Years of Continental Climate Changes that was included as part of the report published by the “2K Network” of the International Geosphere Biosphere Program (IGBP) Past Global Changes (PAGES) project. Each color band represents a 30-year mean temperature found on each continent.
Austria is an alpine country, being one of the most popular tourist destinations in Central Europe. It has a continental climate which gives tourists the opportunity to practice skiing in winter and camping in summer, while being charmed by the beauty of the landscapes. 10 Amazing Photos of Austria That Will Gonna Blow Your Mind For most Europeans, Austria needs no introduction. It gradually reveals its beauty for millions of tourists who come to visit Austria over three hundred years…
NYT article: Scientists Call for Practical Steps to Smooth Humanity’s Journey planetunderpressure2012.net - was 4 day conference exploring how science can identify and limit risks in the face of increasing human impacts on the Earth -- article has video of Sir John Beddington, the science adviser to the British government - with his perspective on the challenges of sustaining a thriving planet -- insightful Debategraph mapping issues and options explored at the meeting
AU: Permian-Triassic Boundary notorious for being the most devastating extinction event in the planets history (95% of life wiped out in a geological blink). It is located at Austinmer, a coastal suburb between Sydney & Wollongong
New Study Shows How Climate Change Is Already Reshaping The Earth... About 5.7% of the global total land area has shifted toward warmer and drier climate types from 1950–2010, and significant changes include expansion of arid and high-latitude continental climate zones, shrinkage in polar and mid-latitude continental climates. | ThinkProgress ... #Climate #ClimateChange #Enviroment