Tag Archives: Climate change

Map Monday: why World Water Day is needed

Human beings can’t live without a certain amount of fresh water. Fresh water is a requirement for life, and therefore it would be hard to imagine anyone disagreeing that access to clean water should be a human right. But, as … Continue reading

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Map Monday: realities behind some economic and political considerations

Today’s maps take a look at some challenges for economic and political decision-making. Doing the right thing – like addressing climate change and global inequality – isn’t easy. But the issues are real, folks, and they’re scary. And they’re going … Continue reading

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Map Monday: where are all the whales hanging out on Christmas Day?

I love whales and whale watching, and am blessed to live in an area frequented by several species of whales – during the summer and early fall, that is. They come to gorge on the bounty of the deep and … Continue reading

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Map Monday: where are our trees and why do they matter?

A few week ago Map Monday featured the challenges humans face in ensuring sufficient fresh water for all our “needs”, including the vital basic need for sources of clean water in developing countries. A critical component of keeping our water … Continue reading

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Can we get by without a strong, respected United Nations? Please say no!

The idea of nations coming together – uniting – to address common challenges and to collectively work to prevent other challenges from starting was a brand new concept 75 years ago. In fact, 75 years ago this week. The United … Continue reading

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Map Monday: what will our world look like when all the ice sheets melt?

We all know the polar ice is melting, and melting faster than one could have imagined. Just ask the polar bears. The Earth’s poles are sometimes called the canary in the coal mine for climate change. Why? Because the warming … Continue reading

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Map Monday: a wellness check on the water that makes our planet the Pale Blue Dot

This week’s Map Monday was inspired by a comment from a fellow blogger, who mentioned that some of the world maps I shared put her in mind of the Pale Blue Dot. Thanks, AM, I hadn’t thought of that expression … Continue reading

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Map Monday: looking at air quality in a world wracked by wildfires

The topic of this week’s Map Monday was inspired by a link sent to me by a friend.  Thanks, Sharon. The world is watching the horrific wildfires in California, Oregon, and the state of Washington, which are following closely on … Continue reading

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