Originally Published by Google Earth Blog -MyReadingMapped has been doing some great work lately. A few days ago we showed you their collection of plane wrecks in Google Earth and not long before that was a great collection of sunken ships. Now they’re back with some interesting maps related to climate change, including one titled “The rise, fall, and migration of civilization due to climate change“.
What are successful strategies for adaptation to climate change in mountain and coastal communities in the U.S.? Tools include ÛÏalpS,Û an information hub for risk assessment, and COAST, a tool to help communities create an economic analysis of action or inaction in relation to various scenarios.
Climate change is contributing to larger wildfires and a longer fire season, making the need for near-real time and ultra-precise maps of fires more critical than ever. A team at the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC), in Boise, Idaho, (USA), is responding to that demand with new and better mapping technologies.