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2011-03-12 20:06
Via Jeff Masters, an animation of the Japanese tsunami's propagation across the Pacific basin:The abstract yet brute physicality of the phenomenon makes it all the more horrifying to think a… Read More
2011-03-01 02:58
An interactive map from The Economist lets you click on member-states of the Arab League for relative scores on democracy, corruption, and press freedom, as well as overall stability:You kno… Read More
Global Peace Index 2010
2010-09-21 12:31
Vision of Humanity is out with their 2010 Global Peace Index, a rating of the "state of peace" in 249 nations around the world:Each of 149 countries are ranked on a five-point scale for 23 i… Read More
2010-08-10 13:57
Via Boing Boing and The New Yorker, a map animation that shows every detonation of a nuclear bomb until 1998, by Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto:Says The New Yorker:It is the sort of set of p… Read More
Russia's Portentous Summer
2010-08-08 21:27
Jeff Masters says, "one of the most remarkable weather events of my lifetime is unfolding this summer in Russia" where the current heat wave is pretty much entirely off the historical charts… Read More
Human Development And The US-Mexico Border
2010-08-08 07:08
Andrew Sullivan links to a map from the 2009 Human Development Report, which uses HDI, the Human Development Index, as a measure of the general level of development for jurisdictions on both… Read More
The Coming Heat Wave Wave
2010-07-16 02:37
The weather where I live - a large East Coast metropolis somewhere between Bridgeport, CT and Trenton, NJ - was notably warm last week, as it was for much of the East Coast. At Dot Earth, An… Read More

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