Archive for May, 2011

My Latest Widget on Climate Central

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

What is the gas price in your state? Here’s something that took probably more than a week out of my life, and which is a combination of python, php, javascript, and elbow grease:

Best Climate & Energy Videos of the Week

Friday, May 13th, 2011

First, here’s an accurate (I believe), fun, and informative video on fracking:

Andy Revkin’s writes more about this video and the state of fracking on his blog, dotEarth.

Next, here are a bunch of rapping climate scientists. I don’t know if this video is good or bad for climate science, but it is fun!

My Favorite World Map: Remotest Places on Earth

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

It shows just how remote each place on earth is. A dark area means it takes more than a few hours to reach a city of 50,000 or more by overland (or boat) travel.

Click on the map to read a longer article about the map on New Scientist.

I’m fascinated by this map because I spent two months traveling across the Amazon basin in 2006, and I’ve been trying to convey just how remote this region is. Now I have this map to help!