This is what happens when “Florida man” votes Republican.
It’s morning again in America (From the Pew Research Center):
Although he has only been in office a few months, Donald Trump’s presidency has had a major impact on how the world sees the United States. Trump and many of his key policies are broadly unpopular around the globe, and ratings for the U.S. have declined steeply in many nations. According to a new Pew Research Center survey spanning 37 nations, a median of just 22% has confidence in Trump to do the right thing when it comes to international affairs. This stands in contrast to the final years of Barack Obama’s presidency, when a median of 64% expressed confidence in Trump’s predecessor to direct America’s role in the world.
Happy Fourth of July.
Thanks, pump truppets.
Here’s a timelapse flight from Europe to South America and the view a pilot has at night.
Now I know it’s beautiful, but I can’t help thinking “wouldn’t it be great to get from Europe to South America in less than three minutes?”
Our flight is packed and some 340 passengers are settling in for a long night flight. Its my turn to be at the flightdeck for the first part of the journey, as my other co-pilot gets the chance to rest in the crew bunk above the passenger cabin. We are heading our westbound, along the clearly visible Alps to our left. Just before reaching Geneva and the western tip of Switzerland we are making a shallow left turn to join the Rhone valley leading us to Marseille and onward onto the Mediterranean Sea. Our routing will bring us towards Algeria and on across the northwestern part of the vast Sahara. We will be flying past Dakar in Senegal where we will be heading out onto the Atlantic Ocean. Our south-westerly course will get us across the wide blue – in fact it was pitch-black during the night – to the north eastern shore of Brazil. Landfall is expected just north of Rio de Janeiro and the remaining few hundred miles will get us straight towards Sao Paolo. Our landing is expected around 6am local time, still before the sun will rise.
Since the U.S. is about to elect a woman as president, what have other female world leaders faced?
How do you confuse Coco with the president of Croatia?
Nations are constantly changing. Click to enlarge. Via XKCD:
I guess there are no countries in Africa, but then, you wouldn’t know where they were anyway.
And let’s see some states, shall we?
I’m not a great fan of flying, but honestly, what idiot would put a landing strip here? Remind me never to fly to Peru.
An animated map of who colonized whom since 1492. The early 20th century was particularly harsh. Click to enlarge (via Vox).
If it were night everywhere at the same time, this is what the Earth would look like (click to enlarge). But that strange statement doesn’t explain the importance of this view. What this image shows us is a representation of global wealth. As Vox puts it:
What you see is that in rich countries, light is largely a proxy for population density. Observe the thick cluster of the US Northeastern Megalopolis and the even bigger cluster in northwestern Europe. In poorer regions, however, the map represents not just population density but also the actual availability of electrical lighting. Huge swathes of Africa are barely illuminated at night, and densely populated India looks rather dim.
But of course, if it were night everywhere, that would mean the sun would be gone and we’d all be dead. Money can’t fix that.
And just to reiterate: Ebola comes from Africa. If you hear someone saying that the children coming through the border with Mexico will bring Ebola into the United States with them, it is your duty as an American to tell that person he (or she) is an idiot. (Graphic via visualscience)