Author Archives: mappedit

About mappedit

Geographical practitioner with an interest in climate change, open mapping, sustainability, the transition movement, transport and many other things.

Revisiting The Stern Review – Part 1

Revisiting The Stern Review (Part 1) This month sees part 1 of a review of the first three parts of the six part Stern Review. The review looked at the economics of climate change. The blog post will be concluded … Continue reading

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Geophysical Changes: Glacial Oscillations & Geomagnetism

South Georgia Glacial Oscillations Research in Nature highlights the nature of the glacial changes over the period from the last glacial maximum (LGM; 19–26,000 years ago) to the Holocene (which began around 11,500 years ago until now). South Georgia is … Continue reading

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Winds of Change: Political & Climate Impacts

Uncertain March Changes In this month’s article there is a change in the air: politics are changing on either side of the North Atlantic and there are several disruptive weather events that could be argued to reflect the political changes … Continue reading

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Renewable Microgrids Benefit Communities

Island Renewable Hope The Rocky Mountain Institute has produced a paper on renewable energy microgrids to highlight how island economies can benefit from renewable energy systems. A microgrid can be defined as small electricity grid system which supplies an island … Continue reading

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Rising Temperatures & Southern Hemisphere Impacts

2016: Global Temperatures Continue to Be High 2016 is now, according to initial figures, another record warm year. The year was one of three that have consistently been much warmer than the long term trend. Scientists from the Met Office … Continue reading

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T’au Island Has A Renewable Future

T’au Island Proves Micro Grid Futures The island of T’au, which is situated in the South Pacific, is leading the way demonstrating to others that provision of almost 100% renewable energy power is possible. T’au island is in American Samoa … Continue reading

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Stealth Station Closure? & Arctic Warms Rapidly

Arctic Warming Rapidly This Autumn: Hot, Hot, Hot The Arctic is far too warm this year in autumn when compared to other average years. Traditionally in November the arctic cools, freezing the Arctic Ocean’s surface and sea ice returns. 2016 … Continue reading

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