2 March 2009

Dodo globe

Seed magazine posts crib sheet on extinction, and doesn't do a bad job given the tiny space.

Bottom left of the sheet is a map of 'predicted extinction hotspots'. It's a fair start (though with plenty of scope for improvement: definitions, timeframe... and why, for example, is the New World Arctic littoral highlighted but not that of the Old World?)

This may be a foolish question but what other more detailed/better versions of a global map of likely species extinctions already exist (e.g. at Google Earth)?

Is there a dynamic 'burning embers'-type graphic for the fate of so many beings?

A river choked with plastic, greater Manila.

No comments: