Thanks to the AAG for the tipoff to this interesting-sounding game.Michael Berto and Titouan Millet, the program uses geographic data from Svalbard, Norway rendered into low-poly landscapes—brought to life with soft shaders. An endless and nonlinear musical score weaves soundscapes, to keep the ambiance evolving.
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Check out this amazing New York Times visualisation of the impact of climate change on every country in the world.
Another reminder of the value of subscribing to the New York Times.
I often post details of cliff collapses along the stretch of coastline which featured in the OCR textbooks that I wrote. This is close to Sidmouth and collapses regularly, including heading the other way to Budleigh Salterton.
Last weekend saw a cliff collapse near Mundesley which is on the Norfolk coast, and was blamed on waterlogged cliff material. Some houses are now very close to the edge of the cliff and are nervous about the potential for further cliff falls.
Not an obvious connection at first glance. This report suggests that there is an alleged connection.
How does your food affect the environment?
Worth further investigation perhaps as an alternative to palm oil.
Speaking of which, check out this thread by Hannah Ritchie on palm oil...
A topic where I see one of the biggest gaps between public opinion & recommendations from scientists is palm oil 🌴🦧— Hannah Ritchie (@_HannahRitchie) December 13, 2021
Companies often boycott palm oil to look sustainable to consumers. But a ban is rarely the recommendation from experts.
🧵on why it's a complex topic pic.twitter.com/Hgyc09KStB
Here's the description of the programme:It might seem humans have mapped every inch of our planet’s surface, but look closer and you’ll discover that there is still so much more to uncover — the age of exploration is far from over! WELCOME TO EARTH, a Disney+ original series from National Geographic, follows two-time Academy Award® nominee Will Smith on an extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime adventure around the world to explore Earth’s greatest wonders and reveal its most hidden secrets.
Regular readers of the blog will know how much I enjoyed Cal Flyn's book 'Islands of Abandonment' and it is coming out in paperback just ahead of Christmas.
Cal is interviewed in the latest episode of the 'Sense of Place' podcast which references the places in the book.
Also worth checking out Cal's latest journalism too for the Observer.
It can be listened to in a number of ways. This is the link to the Spotify stream.