UNEP’s “Atlas of Our Changing Environment”

Via FP Passport, I discovered a fascinating resource in understanding the effects of our changing world climate. It’s UNEP’s “Atlas of Our Changing Environment.” As the FP Passport article points out, the amount of change occurring in Africa is absolutely astounding, especially in the sub-Saharan regions.

Though not all change is due directly or entirely to global warming (some is due to refugee population movements and other unsustainable situations), this atlas makes unmistakably clear the effect humans can have on the planet. After looking at a few examples from the map, the need to move more quickly toward sustainability becomes obvious. I strongly encourage people from every point on the political spectrum to check this out.