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Infographic: How 10 Historical Planners Have Shaped Today's Cities

Infographic: How 10 Historical Planners Have Shaped Today's Cities | green infographics | Scoop.it

Urban design isn’t easy, so when we find a way to make cities work, we often stick with it for a decent chunk of time. Throughout history, urban planners have presented different ideas on how to design successful cities, and their impact is still being felt today.

This infographic looks at how ten urban planners have shaped cities, including London, Paris and Washington D.C.

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IOANNIS APOSTOLOU's curator insight, September 13, 2013 9:27 AM

History lesson for city planning!

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11,000 Years' Worth of Climate Data

11,000 Years' Worth of Climate Data | green infographics | Scoop.it

New research takes the deepest dive ever into historic climate records.


Back in 1999 Penn State climate scientist Michael Mann released the climate change movement's most potent symbol: The "hockey stick," a line graph of global temperature over the last 1,500 years that shows an unmistakable, massive uptick in the twentieth century when humans began to dump large amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. It's among the most compelling bits of proof out there that human beings are behind global warming, and as such has become a target on Mann's back for climate denialists looking to draw a bead on scientists.


Now it's gotten a makeover: A study published in Science reconstructs global temperatures further back than ever before -- a full 11,300 years. The new analysis finds that the only problem with Mann's hockey stick was that its handle was about 9,000 years too short...

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Map of the Day: The State of a Warming America

Map of the Day: The State of a Warming America | green infographics | Scoop.it
Temperatures rose in each of the continental 48 states since 1970.

In the United States, the first five months of 2012 have been the warmest on record. More than 100 cities out of 150 recorded have seen their warmest recorded temperatures.

Just a quick glance at this chart gives a good insight into how steamy our cities have been so far this year. But while this year is off-the charts it's not a surprise. We've seen temperatures on the rise for decades, as a new report from Climate Central illustrates.

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Three Eras of Water | visualizing.org

Three Eras of Water | visualizing.org | green infographics | Scoop.it

This "info-art," or infographic, is based on Peter Gleick's essay, "Facing Down the Hydro-Crisis." It encapsulates the relationship history between man and water, as divided into the three eras described by Gleick. The infographic portrays the evolution of water technology, including its immediate successes of human progress, including the disadvantages of that progress. Peter Gleick's scientific, social, and historical findings detailed in his essay are translated into this piece, putting those patterns in a contemporary light.

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Amazing Planet Infographic

This is a very large Infographic from Our Amazing Planet that explores the highest peaks to the lowest depths on earth.

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All solar efficiency breakthroughs since 1975 on a single chart

All solar efficiency breakthroughs since 1975 on a single chart | green infographics | Scoop.it

The National Center for Photovoltaics (NCPV), which is part of the U.S. National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), maintains a chart that shows efficiency records for all kinds of research solar technologies of all types (thin-film, single-junction cells, multi-junction cells, organic cells, quantum dot cells, etc). Above is the latest version as of April 2013.


On it, you can see the steady pace of progress and how different solar cell compositions compare to each other. Of course, these record-breaking cells were probably very expensive to manufacture and made only in very small quantities, so don't expect to see efficiency numbers like these in commercial PV... But over time, yesterday's record-breakers become today's mass-market products, so all this progress isn't just for the sake of breaking records either.

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Infographic: Charting the History of Agriculture & Climate Change

Infographic: Charting the History of Agriculture & Climate Change | green infographics | Scoop.it

A new infographic that maps the progress of the agricultural sector in addressing climate change throughout the history of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations has been launched on the sidelines of this year’s climate summit in Doha.


“Agriculture is already being hard hit by climate change and the outlook is even worse. However there are options for adaptation, and some of these even bring mitigation co-benefits,” said Bruce Campbell, Director of the Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security research program.
Agriculture supports over 1 million of the world’s rural poor, yet is responsible for 80% of overall deforestation and 31% of total greenhouse gas emissions. Increasing agricultural yields and improving farming techniques are some the ways that could help reduce its overall contribution to climate change.
In addition to tracking the developments and effects climate change has had on global farming communities, the infographic also calls for the creation of a Work Program on Agriculture under the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technology Advice (SBSTA) – a scientific advisory group to the UNFCCC. A new work program could document and share knowledge of improved practices to inform decision-making on agriculture and climate change to the UNFCCC’s Conference of the Parties.


The infographic was created by Farming First, a coalition of farmers associations, engineers and scientists, in partnership with the CGIAR Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security research program (CCAFS) and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT).

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No Politics, Just Science: A New App Explains Climate Change

No Politics, Just Science: A New App Explains Climate Change | green infographics | Scoop.it
"Climate change": At this point, does that sound more like a political buzzword than a real scientific event? Even though most scientists agree that climate change is well underway, the public's understanding of it lags behind—whether due to confusion, religion, or willful ignorance. Our country's acceptance of the phenomenon has actually retreated in the past few years.

A new, free app for iPhones and iPads called Just Science jolts us back to reality by translating the science of climate change into layperson's terms. The app takes two centuries of data from the comprehensive Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) study, then converts it into a color-coded moving map that shows how today's monthly temperatures compare to historical averages since 1800. The result, according to developer Nick Orenstein, is a gradual, everyday reminder of what's happening to the planet.

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The Storefront Project: Starting with Centre Avenue, interactive PG series ...

The Storefront Project: Starting with Centre Avenue, interactive PG series ... | green infographics | Scoop.it

Pittsburgh Post GazetteThe Storefront Project: Starting with Centre Avenue, interactive PG series... Laura Schneiderman, created the interactive mechanism online.

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Green Through The Ages | Visual.ly

Green Through The Ages | Visual.ly | green infographics | Scoop.it
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