Monthly Archives: September 2010

A political walking tour

“It is almost unbelievable that just 1% of the population, roughly 40,000 people, control more than a third of the wealth of the state. This one statistic tells you all you need to know about modern Ireland. How can there be any hope of a better future for the children of this country when the […]

Geography of global air pollution?

Very interesting piece from the NASA website on global air pollution, offering a map of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) density levels world-wide. This does point to high pollution levels associated with rapidly industrialising areas within China, but the geography of especially high fine particulate levels suggests this map is picking up more than just industrial pollution […]

No Direction Home

The map below was part of an insert on page 9 of the freely-distributed Metro newspaper on Thursday, September 16th, 2010. The stated function of the insert was to inform commuters of changes to a number of cross town bus routes. However the map must have struck a number of chords with cartographers and cultural […]

The most dismal place…

Maybe it’s unfair to pin the label ‘most dismal place’ to a town (after all, there must be some fun to be had somewhere in the place and it can’t all be doom and gloom), but the bold-as-brass folks of Denny, which is in Stirlingshire in Scotland, have ignored the risks and asked design magazine […]