This is the first time the NWS has added new gradations to a graphic in this way. But other meteorologists have recently added new colors to represent severe heat as well. As climate change brings more extremes in temperature, rainfall, and other types of weather, meteorologists will need to look toward new types of information design. Lightly modifying traditional weather visualizations only normalizes the abnormal. We need entirely new graphics to help us understand the scope of these extremes–and help us be better prepared to face them. … [Read more...] about Weather Maps Are Failing Us
So she turned to the crowdfunding site GoFundMe. Naming the campaign “Housing for Hewitt Bauguss, WW2 Vet,” Rodefeld posted an image of her grandfather’s trailer, marooned in Harvey’s turbid waters, along with a portrait of him. Donations from across the country surpassed her $25,000 goal in a matter of days. A month after the flood, Bauguss was able to use the funds–minus the 5% fee that GoFundMe levied, along with 2.9% for processing–to put a down payment on a new trailer home. Rodefeld was willing to accept GoFundMe’s fees because, “they’re always up and running,” she says. “They’re trustworthy.” … [Read more...] about How GoFundMe Is Redefining The Business Of Disaster Relief
When we compare the U.S. to Europe, it’s clear our cities still have far to go to be more environmentally friendly and, related, have less traffic congestion, and Schewel admits this, too. “There’s lots of different countries in Europe, but in general, the amount of funds available to invest in sustainable transportation infrastructure is radically greater than in American cities. With that much money and those many resources, you have a lot more tools in your toolkit,” she says. “From a big picture policy perspective, we need to put more money in this, but a mayor or city planner today can’t wait for federal policy to change.” … [Read more...] about Which U.S. cities’ transportation networks are doing the best for the climate?
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