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COP-25 Report from Prof. John Sweeney of An Taisce
Very negative review from COP-25. This is depressing:
There is no doubt but that the failure of COP25 is symptomatic of a world failing to advance the multilateralism ideals many of us grew up with. International cooperation in economics, politics and in solving environmental problems, such as ozone depletion, have now given way to narrow national and populist ideologies. What is most worrying about current developments in tackling climate change is however the disconnect between the power brokers and society at large. The advice of the scientists and the pleas of the young were ignored in Madrid. Indeed some 200 young people were summarily ejected from the conference after a protest, and the eloquent arguments presented by the young Irish activists at several side events fell on deaf ears. Attempts by some world leaders and some media commentators to direct personal vitriol against young activists even surfaced.
cop25  world  future  climate-change  economics  politics  fail 
10 weeks ago by jm
TeleGeography Submarine Cable Map 2015
Gorgeously-illustrated retro map of modern-day submarine cables. Prints available for $150 (via Conor Delaney)
via:conor-delaney  data  internet  maps  cables  world  telegeography  mapping  retro 
march 2016 by jm
Netflix Global Search
handy -- search Netflix in all regions, then show where the show/movie is available. Probably going to be less handy from now on now that Netflix is blocking region-spoofing
movies  video  netflix  films  tv  world 
january 2016 by jm
What Are the Worst Airports in the World?
this is a great resource when picking a stopover for a 2-stop flight. Pity "best kids play area" isn't a criterion
airports  comparison  via:boingboing  flying  travel  ranking  world  skytrax 
september 2015 by jm
Two Maps One Scale
Great map-comparison tool from Jef Poskanzer
jef-poskanzer  mapping  maps  comparison  visualization  geo  world  cities 
july 2014 by jm
xkcd: Now
bookmarking as a future reference
timezones  time  world  clock  xkcd  images  midnight  reference 
february 2014 by jm
21 graphs that show America’s health-care prices are ludicrous
Excellent data, this. I'd heard a few of these prices, but these graphs really hit home. $26k for a caesarean section at the 95th percentile!? talk about out of control price gouging.
healthcare  costs  economics  us-politics  world  comparison  graphs  charts  data  via:hn  america 
march 2013 by jm
Rectangular subdivisions of the world
'Eric Fischer, who continues his string of mapping fun and doesn't even do it for his day job, maps the world in binary subdivisions. Each bounding box contains an equal number of geotagged tweets.' via Nelson
maps  mapping  bounding-boxes  world  earth  geodata  geotagging  twitter 
september 2011 by jm
Worldtime Buddy
easy timezone conversion -- bookmarkable URLs, sensible levels of AJAX/JS, nicely done
timezones  time  conversion  javascript  world 
may 2011 by jm

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