The Changing Climate
maptacular:

Louisiana is drowning, quickly
“In just 80 years, some 2,000 square miles of its coastal landscape have turned to open water, wiping places off maps, bringing the Gulf of Mexico to the back door of New Orleans and posing a lethal threat to an energy and shipping corridor vital to the nation’s economy.
And it’s going to get worse, even quicker.
Scientists now say one of the greatest environmental and economic disasters in the nation’s history is rushing toward a catastrophic conclusion over the next 50 years, so far unabated and largely unnoticed.”
Via Grist

A long read and a must read.

maptacular:

Louisiana is drowning, quickly

In just 80 years, some 2,000 square miles of its coastal landscape have turned to open water, wiping places off maps, bringing the Gulf of Mexico to the back door of New Orleans and posing a lethal threat to an energy and shipping corridor vital to the nation’s economy.

And it’s going to get worse, even quicker.

Scientists now say one of the greatest environmental and economic disasters in the nation’s history is rushing toward a catastrophic conclusion over the next 50 years, so far unabated and largely unnoticed.”

Via Grist

A long read and a must read.

micdotcom:

Here’s what the average American will look like by 2050

It’s no secret that interracial relationships are trending upward, and in a matter of years we’ll have Tindered, OKCupid-ed and otherwise sexed ourselves into one giant amalgamated mega-race.

But what will we look like? National Geographic built its 125th anniversary issue around this very question last October, commissioning Martin Schoeller, a renowned photographer and portrait artist, to capture the lovely faces of our nation’s multiracial future.

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datarep:

Percent Change in US Population
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Percent Change in US Population

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Times are changing!

Sometimes for the good!

Bruce Davidson - Time of Change: Civil Rights Photographs, 1961-1965 (via)

asylum-art:

A Fence of Mirrors Reflects the Changing Landscape by Alyson Shotz

 

Awesome

globalvoices:


GV e-book: African Voices of Hope and Change

time-for-maps:

The prehistory of the area that is now the Netherlands was largely shaped by its constantly shifting, low-lying geography.

littlegreenenvelope:

I’m totally loving the Story of Change, the latest video from the Story of Stuff Project. It’s all about how we can strengthen our ‘citizen muscles’ so we can start to see some of the changes we want to see in the world. The video is only 6 min long. Watch it, I think everyone will get something from it. After you watch the video you can go here to do a 2 min quiz to find out what kind of change-maker you are. ♥

littlegreenenvelope:

I’m totally loving the Story of Change, the latest video from the Story of Stuff Project. It’s all about how we can strengthen our ‘citizen muscles’ so we can start to see some of the changes we want to see in the world. The video is only 6 min long. Watch it, I think everyone will get something from it. After you watch the video you can go here to do a 2 min quiz to find out what kind of change-maker you are. ♥