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    bambam1729
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    Not all the maps are real - https://getpocket.com/explore/item/h...=pocket-newtab

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  • Conor Dary
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    Fascinating...

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  • gh
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    the change in Aussie temperatures over the last century-plus

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-...hi4GcOfL-9VTpk

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  • DrJay
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    Second year in a row with no SF Chronicle geography quiz? I looked forward to that each New Year's week.

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  • Conor Dary
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    Looks like a regular thing now....in the FT today....

    Sydney faces ‘new normal’ in battle against bushfires
    Scientists believe severe weather means blaze crisis will become regular event.

    Annick Ahlan has got used to managing her chronic asthma condition. That was before the month-long bushfire emergency that has struck much of Australia choked her home city of Sydney in a blanket of toxic smoke.

    “We close up our house, put the air conditioning on 24/7 and use the purifier but the smoke keeps seeping into the house,” said Ms Ahlan, who contracted bronchitis last week after one of the most hazardous days. “Schools should be handing out face masks, employers should allow people to work from their homes and the government needs to do more.”

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  • gh
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  • gh
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    another map that's not a lot of fun: Aussie fires

    https://myfirewatch.landgate.wa.gov.au/

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  • gh
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  • gh
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    hey, this is supposed to be FUN with maps! :-)

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  • TN1965
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    "America After Climate Change, Mapped"

    https://www.citylab.com/environment/...ted&yptr=yahoo

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  • lonewolf
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    I had a "grandson needing bail" phone call last month. Young male voice greeted me as "Grandpa" (which was correct for that branch of family)said he was talking on phone while driving to work, hit a woman who was in IC in hospital, he was in jail. I knew instantly it was a scam so I played him a while as he tried to figure out/decide which of my grandsons he was. First, he was Tom, who lives in Austin, does computer consulting from his apartment, does not drive to work and happened to be in Korea at the moment. Then he was Eric, who lives in NYC, commutes to Wall Street by subway and does not own a car. Finally, in exasperation, he called me a stupid multiple expletives and hung up.

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by gh View Post
    now don't take this personally, but here's the AARP's scam-tracking map
    https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fra...oztcmfrdgmtcg4
    Dang, how are they on to me already?!

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  • gh
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  • gh
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    now don't take this personally, but here's the AARP's scam-tracking map

    https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fra...oztcmfrdgmtcg4

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  • jeremyp
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    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...nderwater.html
    Rising seas could affect three times more people by 2050 than previously thought, according to new research, threatening to all but erase some of the world’s great coastal cities.
    The authors of a paper published Tuesday developed a more accurate way of calculating land elevation based on satellite readings, a standard way of estimating the effects of sea level rise over large areas, and found that the previous numbers were far too optimistic. The new research shows that some 150 million people are now living on land that will be below the high-tide line by midcentury. Southern Vietnam could all but disappear.
    So would Mumbai, Shanghai, Alexandria, Basra.

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  • Conor Dary
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    The Continental Divide is obvious here...

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  • gh
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    "the veins of America" (color coded river basins)

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencet...kvYU4FCI1qCVYE

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  • Conor Dary
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    Amazingly the old Hayward Field wasn't much different back then....

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