Tag Archives: CO2 emissions

Map Monday: COP26, outcomes, a few maps and lots of charts

As of this past weekend, the much anticipated COP26 has wrapped up its deliberations.  Wrapped up are the presentations, pleas, protests, political posturing, and final compromise agreement.  Sorry, folks, but compromises and grand talk with insufficient action is too little, … Continue reading

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Map Monday: changes in world populations through the ages and associated factors for today’s world

Welcome back to Map Monday.  This week we’re going to use cartograms to illustrate our story.  Remember, cartograms are these strange looking maps that distort the shape of countries to reflect their relative contribution to the total amount being displayed. … Continue reading

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Wildlife and Earth Day in the time of COVID-19

Wildlife Wednesday and Earth Day all rolled into one. Happy Earth Day, everyone! Believe it or not, this marks the 50th year of celebrating Earth Day on April 22. I have to admit to not having been aware of Earth … Continue reading

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Looking at climate change through world maps

Welcome to my first instalment of Map Monday. The maps in this post, and their descriptions, come from a fantastic website at carbonmap.org. This particular series, called The Carbon Map, actually has an animated visualization of the maps shown below, … Continue reading

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I’m ready for my first electric car, but is the electric car industry ready for me?

I’m currently driving a 2006 Honda Civic, which is actually still tooling around pretty darn well. It never has to go too far, but it remains reliable (knock on wood) even in the hardest of (long) Canadian winters. However, the … Continue reading

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