Yakima, May 2010
Sightline Institute - contemporary issues affecting our bioregion
Berkley Earth - Climate Date
Dieoff - Various Issues
Chris Jordan Photographs - These will give you a different perspective
The North Pacific Plastic Garbage Patch - Motivation to avoid the use of plastic
The Story of Stuff Project by Annie Leonard
|Favorite Graphs that reflect World Issue|
Santa Fe Institute
Society for Judgment and Decision Making
1. All issues relating to world population require an understanding of mathematics.
A. Per Capita v Life Expectancy graph. or Hans Rosling's Demonstration
A. How far does food travel from source to our tables? Sustainable Table
Pedagogy in Action
Non-mathematical Problems that require mathematics
Eventually, this section will contain a list of significant problems of a regional, national and global interest that can only be understood through mathematics.
1. How much would fuel economy need to improve to compensate for population growth?
2. A large piece of the economy is fueled by the exploitation of non-renewable resources. What happens when those are substantially depleted?
3. How many acres of farmland are needed to sustain each person.
Link to some interesting algebra and stats projects
Graphiq - produces graphs on lots of topics in the news.
Electrical Power - Energy Justice Map
Puget Sound demographic and transportation data
US Crude Oil Consumption Data, Energy Information Administration , Excel
US Crude Oil Production Data, EIA, Excel
Basic Petroleum Statistics, EIA
Firebrowse.beta (Broad Institute) - Clean Cancer Data
The Cancer Genome Atlas
cBioPortal for Cancer Genomics
GeneCards The Human Gene Compendium
Ocean Data - Nanoos Explorer
Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address
Domes of the World Contest
Human Powered Shower
Population - 7 billion
Peak Oil Blues
Oil and Unemployment
Energy and GDP
Solutions to selected problems in Chapter 3
A world without poverty - Microfinance
Wealth Gap Data for States
Equality Trust and Poverty Issues
Groups and organizations trying to make a difference
Puget Soundkeeper Alliance Interactive Map
Santa Fe Institute
The Global Education Project
The Automatic Earth - A blog about the financial aspect of our current world