What London Will Look Like After Climate Change

The brilliant, thought provoking imagery curated by U.K. artists Robert Graves and Didier Madoc-Jones imagined future scenes from London, transforming familiar city views according to different scientific projections.

In one scene, rising sea levels have turned London into a Venice-like city that has to be navigated by boat. In another, Buckingham Palace is surrounded by sprawling slum housing climate refugees from other countries. Other images explore temperature extremes–a mini ice age if melting Arctic ice alters the path of the Gulf stream, or a desert if climate change alters rainfall.

Postcards From The Future Show What London Will Look Like After Climate Change | Co.Exist | ideas + impact.

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The Story of the Only American Not on Earth on September 11th – The Atlantic

The Story of the Only American Not on Earth on September 11th – The Atlantic.

Astronaut Frank Culbertson watched from the Space Station as the attacks unfolded on the ground.

The full story is published on The Atlantic’s website. Quite what observing such an horrific event, on such a scale, from space is hard to imagine. Being able to observe the effects of the attack on the Twin Towers from space illustrates how massive this was in absolute terms let alone the emotional, political, economic and cultural consequences.

Don’t boycott the Green League?

The following quote is taken from a blog written by Piers Telemacaque, NUS Vice-President (Society & Citizenship)on Sept 2nd 2014:

“You don’t need me to tell you how important it is that students have their voices heard on sustainability. That’s why People & Planet is such a vital student network for ethical and environmental activism, and why NUS is a proud supporter of their work – especially the Green League. The Green League offers us an independent assessment of sustainability in universities across the UK. We know that this is a critical issue for students, which is why they look at the Green League to get transparency on their institution’s ethical and environmental credentials. It allows the sector to see which institutions are taking sustainability seriously and, more importantly, spot those that aren’t. And it’s not just students who want to know this, but the wider public too. That’s why it’s so essential.  Read the full blog here: Piers Telemacque – Don’t boycott the Green League.”

The measured plea from Piers Telemacque NUS Vice-President (Society & Citizenship) is not to be ignored and it is hard to agree with what he says. However, there does need to be proper engagement between those who design the Green League and those who participate. The feedback the Higher Education sector has given People & Planet should be listened to and acted upon. As Director of Sustainability at The University of Nottingham I can confirm we ARE participating in this years Green League, but we hope for greater levels of collaboration between all parties and support the comments made by The EAUC and AUDE.