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|
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
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
US Crude Oil Consumption Data, Energy Information Administration , Excel
US Crude Oil Production Data, EIA, Excel
Basic Petroleum Statistics, EIA
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