resilience starts with information
Given a year to create an impact, AmeriCorps VISTA workers Colin Hendrickson and Andrianna Betts have sought to make the most of their time in helping Minot build its disaster resilience and increase its environmental stewardship.
Hendrickson completed his year’s service to the community Jan. 29, while Betts will continue through March 12. They’ve assisted in projects that have turned empty lots into community space, encouraged water conservation and created a more positive perception of the Souris River…
A Map Shows What Happens When Our World Gets Four Degrees Warmer: The Colorado River Dries Up, Antarctica Urbanizes, Polynesia Vanishes
Humanity faces few larger questions than what, exactly, to do about climate change — and, in a sense larger still, what climate change even means. We’ve all heard a variety of different future scenarios laid out, each of them based on different data. But data can only make so much of an impact unless translated into a form with which the imagination can readily engage: a visual form, for instance, and few visual forms come more tried and true than the map.
And so “leading global strategist, world traveler, and best-selling author” Parag Khanna has created the map you see above (view in a larger format here), which shows us the state of our world when it gets just four degrees celsius warmer. “Micronesia is gone – sunk beneath the waves,” writes Big Think’s Frank Jacobs in an examination of Khanna’s map. “Pakistan and South India have been abandoned. And Europe is slowly turning into a desert.”…