Author Archives: Jane Fritz

Looking at what the world eats using world maps

I had hoped to share maps exploring fun topics related to what people eat around the world, but that was tougher than I had expected. It turns out there’s not much serious research around important questions like favourite desserts around … Continue reading

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Technology – a gift for providing community in troubled times

The Internet was first developed by scientists for scientists, to allow scientists around the world to share data and enhance their ability to add to the body of scientific knowledge. A noble concept! With the now ubiquitous use of the … Continue reading

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Climatologists Grimly Watch As People Who Ignore Science Suffer Real And Immediate Consequences — The Out And Abouter

I’m reblogging this satirical piece from Paul Duncan’s The Out And Abouter.  It’s satire, but it’s awfully close to the mark. It’s a great read.  Warning: those of you who didn’t spend your career in an engineering building as I … Continue reading

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Wildlife Wednesday … and almost wordless as well

There were 3 very rare white giraffes in Kenya until early March.  Along came the poachers, and then there was one.

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Snapshots of our complex world using maps

Here it is, Map Monday, and I thought for this week I’d steer clear of the pandemic sweeping our lives and our world. The multifaceted crisis this pandemic has unleased is challenging our healthcare systems, our economies, our education systems, … Continue reading

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Celebrating World Happiness Day in the time of COVID-19

Today, March 20, is World Happiness Day. March 20 has been recognized as International Day of Happiness since first being introduced in 2006, and was endorsed by the United Nations in 2012 when they adopted Bhutan’s concept of Gross National … Continue reading

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Wisdom from Facebook friends in the midst of world COVID-19 lockdown

I don’t know about you, but with even more time for people to be on Facebook, I find that FB friends are passing along helpful and thoughtful “posters” to help deal with self-isolation, to understand why it’s so critically important, … Continue reading

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