Tuesday May 23, 2017

If the world was 4C warmer:

  • Polynesia is below water
  • Europe becoming a desert
  • Northern Canada becomes green, with bountiful harvests

This map was produced 8 years ago but it's holding up well. In fact, Antarctica is turning green.

(Source: Strange Maps)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in MAPS/ATLAS on Tuesday May 23, 2017  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share

Innovating education and educating for innovation: the power of digital technologies and skills is a 2016 publication by the OECD.

Education systems are critically important for innovation through the development of skills that nurture new ideas and technologies. However, whereas digital technologies are profoundly changing the way we work, communication and enjoy ourselves, the world of education and learning is not yet going through the same technology-driven innovation process as other sectors.

This report discusses the available evidence on innovation in education, the impact of digital technologies on teaching and learning, the role of digital skills and the role of educational industries in the process of innovation.

(Source: OECD)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in GOVERNMENT INFORMATION on Tuesday May 23, 2017  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share
Thursday May 18, 2017

Water risk hot spots for agriculture: the case of southwest United States is a 2016 report by the OECD.

This report analyses trends in agriculture for the US Southwest region, one of the most water stressed and productive agricultural regions in the world expected to face further water shortages in the future due to climate change and continued growth.

It examines projected water risks by mid-century without additional policy action, and discusses the expected implications for the agriculture sector, based on a review of existing data and available publications.

Policy options can help mitigate these projected water risks, such as agricultural and urban water efficiency improvements, refined groundwater management, investment in water banks and recycled wastewater systems, and well-defined water transfers.

(Source: OECD)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in GOVERNMENT INFORMATION on Thursday May 18, 2017  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share