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
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
Thursday May 11, 2017

Larger than elephants: inputs for an EU strategic approach to wildlife conservation in Africa is a 2016 report by the European Union.

The EU’s Biodiversity for Life (B4Life) initiative combines increased resources with a strategic approach based on coherence, coordination and cross-sector partnerships to tackle the twin problems of protecting biodiversity and building sustainable livelihoods. Larger than elephants documents a major initiative of the European Commission on African wildlife with contributions and validation from a wide range of specialised organisations and high-level specialists. The study confirms that wildlife traffickers are using global networks, but increasingly so too are those who intend to stop them.

(Source: European Union)

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