- The first autumnal storm swept across the British Isles earlier this week. The remnants of Hurricane Ganzalo overturned lorries and brought down tress. Find out why it wasn’t a hurricane here
Synoptic charts such as the one above convey detailed meteorological information about the current and forthcoming weather. When the Isobars (lines on the map like contours) are packed close together, it means it will be windy. Lots of isobars very close together like the map above mean very windy!
You can see real time wind and weather at this very cool website called EarthWind map.
- We looked at global networks and how parts of Africa and be ‘switched off’ from globalisation. This infographic suggests the continent is more connected than we thought
- Continuing on the continent theme…..
What’s the biggest threat to people living in Africa? It’s not Ebola:
- This week’s video comes courtesy of TED talks. These are twenty minute lectures on topical issues, presented in an engaging way. Hans Rosling is the legend behind the Gapminder graphs that I regularly use in class. In this clip he very amusingly explains the tricks of not being ignorant about the world