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General News    H4'ed 8/14/21

How climate change worsens extreme weather in your area, in one map - Vox

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The technology behind the map is impressive -- a major step beyond the static graphics in the IPCC report. Once you get a hang of it, you can clearly see the disastrous impact of climate change on every corner of the planet — from rising temperatures to rising seas. The atlas took 3 years to make and “over 1.5 million hours of computing time” on a supercomputer, and  tries to strike a balance between the simplicity of, say, Google Maps, and a highly specialized scientific tool.  A few features worth pointing out: the side-by-side function, which shows two different climate scenarios next to each other on a map;  also a neat graphing tool called seasonal stripes; and the “point information” button on the right side of the map, to get information on whatever variable you’ve selected by just clicking anywhere on the atlas. 

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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