AlertMap (and the original Hungarian version) shows the emergencies and disasters happening on earth right now in real time — everything in the last 24 hours including biological hazards, epidemics, earthquakes, tropical storms, tornados, hail, aviation accidents, active volcanoes and more. Click on each icon for a detailed description and map.
No, that’s not nuclear fallout in New South Wales, just a toxic algae bloom.
But Breathing Earth is perhaps more awe-inspiring. It’s a simulation in real time — people being born and dying, and carbon dioxide being dumped, scattered about the map in true proportion. Watch and listen for a few minutes of quiet reflection on your place in the world.
Thanks to _information aesthetics_ for the pointers.